MEDICINE: You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until you work has been inspected. You have fifteen minutes.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: 2500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
ECOLOGY: Create life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years earlier. Give special attention to its probable effect on the English parliamentary system. Prove your thesis.
MUSIC: Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
PSYCHOLOGY: Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustrations of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotes from each man's work, making appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.
SOCIOLOGY: Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: Define Management. Define Science. How do they relate? Why? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming an IBM 1130 with 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control programs.
ENGINEERING: The disassembled parts of a high-powered rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual, printed in Swahili. In ten minutes, a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted into the room. Take whatever action you deem appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
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.
POLITICAL SCIENCE: There is a red telephone on the desk beside you. Start World War Three. Report at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
EPISTEMOLOGY: Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
PHYSICS: Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the 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.
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE: Explain how to correctly predict the exact number of inches of percipitation that will occur at the JFK International airport in the city of New York on August 20th during the year 2000. Prove that the figure you arrive at will be correct despite the chaos phenomenon. Answers should be accurate to the nearest tenth of an inch.
MATHEMATICS: Define a function f(x), where f(x) tells which of the numerals appears most in the first x digits of the number Pi. Define a function g(x), where g(x) tells which of the numerals appears most in the first x digits of the number E. Relate the two functions. Prove your definitions and relations. Use inductive proofs as necessary.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Introduce a dangerous plague into the water supply of a large west-coast city. Assume an earthquake with a magnitude of at least 9.5. Create a disaster managment plan and prove that your plan is superior to any of the textbook examples. Completely explain all weaknesses in your plan, and why it could fail. Set up an experiment to prove your hypothesis.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: You are chief of police at a small university town. You receive a ten minute warning that the students of the university are planning a massive march to protest your new 5 MPH speed limit. Explain the fastest way to quelch the protest without arresting or killing anyone, and without raising the speed limit.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: George leaves Rochester on a train for Albany at 7:12pm, and is using a 450 laptop to solve The Towers of Hanoi using a recursive algorithm on a problem set involving 16 discs and 3 poles with a maximum simulatneous move of 2 discs, and a display update daemon that takes 50 cycles to display each move. Jason leaves Albany on a train for Rochester at 7:30pm, and is using a 466 laptop with local bus video to solve the Towers of Hanoi using a non-recurisve algorithm established for a 20 disc problem to solve a 17 disc, 3 pole, single move towers of Hanoi problem. Jason's laptop is using a multi-threaded graphics daemon that uses 25 half cycles for each move of discs 1-17, and 5 half cycles on the non-existent discs 18-20.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.
EXTRA CREDIT: Define the Universe. Give three examples.
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