Contents of the FINAL.TXT file
A Final Exam
From The Enforcer & friends
Read each question carefully. Answer all questions.
Time Limit: Four hours.
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.
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 fifteen minutes.
2500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may
use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
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
Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You
will find a piano under your seat.
Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability,
degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of each of the following:
o Alexander of Aphrodisias
o Ramses II
o Gregory of Nicea
Support your evaluation with quotations from each man's work, making
appropriate references. It is not necessary to translate.
Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the
world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
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 to the room. Take
whatever action you feel appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.
There is a red telephone on the desk beside you. Start World War III.
Report at length on its socio-political effects, if any.
Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the
possible effects of your plan in the following areas:
o the Donatist controversy
o 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.
Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the
impact of the development of mathematics on science.
Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare
with the development of any other kind of thought.
Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.
Define the Universe; give three examples.