An oldie but a goodie
NAVAL REACTORS APTITUDE TEST
Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit-4 hours. Begin immediately. Work in numerical order (equipment remaining from question 1 may prove useful with questions 3 and 6).
1. 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 your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes.
2. History. Describe the history of the Papacy from its 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.
3. Public Speaking. Two thousand drug crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek.
4. Biology. Create life. Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life had been created 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary system
5. Music. Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
6. Engineering. The disassembled parts of a high powered rifle have been places in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual printed in Swahili. In 10 minutes, a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel is appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
7. Sociology. What sociological problems might accompany the end of the world? Construct and experiment to test your theory.
8. Management Science. Define management. Define science. How do they relate? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming a 7600 CPU supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control.
9. Psychology. Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each: Alexander of Aphrodinias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, Hammurabi: support you evaluation with quotations from each man’s work. It is not necessary to translate.
10. Economics. Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, the wave theory of light.
11. Epistemology. Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
12. Classical Physics. Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer and evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science.
13. Modern Physics. Produce element 107. Determine its half life.
14. Energy Resources. Construct a working fusion reactor.
15. Philosophy. Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
16. General Knowledge. Describe in detail, briefly.