The Republic Of Endor
THE Test


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Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit: 6 hours. Begin immediately. Work in numerical order (equipment remaining from Question #1 may be useful with Questions 4 and 16.)

  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. Astronomy
    Discover the nearest star other than our own with the highest probability of life which has developed CheezWiz. There is a pair of 2x binoculars on your desk.
  4. Public Speaking
    Two thousand drug-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek.
  5. Biology
    Create life. Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life has been created 500 million years earlier, with special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary system.
  6. Music
    Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
  7. 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 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.
  8. Geography
    Where are you? Where is everything else? Why?
  9. Sociology
    What sociological problems might accompany the end of the world? Conduct an experiment to test your theory.
  10. Management Science
    Define management. Define Science. How do they relate? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all management decisions. Assuming a 7600 CPU supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control problems.
  11. 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 Ncca, Hammurabi: support your evaluation with quotations from each man's work. It is not necessary to translate.
  12. Economics
    Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, the Donatist controversy, and the wave theory of light.
  13. Epistemology
    Take a positions for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
  14. Oology
    Describe an egg. Do not assume the reader has any knowledge of this subject.
  15. Classical Physics
    Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science.
  16. Modern Physics
    Produce element 107. Determine its half-life.
  17. Energy Resources
    Construct a working fusion reactor.
  18. Philosophy
    Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
  19. Entomology
    Catch an insect or arachnid in your vicinity. Write between 5000 and 7500 words describing its eating, living, mating, and defense habits. You may not use the word "bug."
  20. Culinary Arts
    Create a 7-course meal based on Japanese lobster, ostrich meat, celery, and powdered sugar.
  21. General Knowledge
    Describe in detail, briefly.
  22. Extra Credit
    Define the universe; give three examples.