A Good Exam For A Regular Student

24 Apr 2005

In about five weeks from now, I’ll be doing my final exams for this year. Hopefully all goes well. – knock, knock, knocks on wood – I don’t think that, except for Spanish, there should be any problems keeping me from succeeding. If I start studying the first of May, I should be able to wrap things up very smoothly. Unless I get questions like the ones I’ve read on Another Site.

Instructions: Read each question carefully.
Answer all questions.
Time limit – 4 hours.
Begin immediately.

HISTORY: – Describe the history of the papacy from it’s origins to the present day, concentrating especially but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific.

PUBLIC SPEAKING: – 2,500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.

BIOLOGY: – Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.

: – Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodiseas, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each man’s work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to

SOCIOLOGY: – Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.

ECONOMICS: – Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan in the following areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light. Outline a method for preventing these effects. Criticize this method from all possible points of
view. Point out the deficiencies in your point of view, as demonstrated in your answer to the last question.

EPISTEMOLOGY: – Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.

: – Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of development of mathematics on science.

PHILOSOPHY: – Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe this in detail. Be objective and specific.

EXTRA CREDIT: Define the Universe; give three examples.
For a full list of weird questions, click here.

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