Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ultimate Aptitude Test


Describe the history of the Papacy from its origins to the present.  Concentrate, but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa.  Be brief, concise, and specific.


2,500 crazed aborigines are storming the classroom.  Calm them.  You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek.


Create life.  Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form had dev eloped 500 million years earlier.  Focus especially to its possible effect on the English parliamentary system.  Prove your thesis.


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: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Rameses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi.  Support your thesis 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 on your desk.  You will find an instruction manual priinted in Swahili.  In three minutes, a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room.  Take whatever action you feel is appropriate.  Be prepared to justify your decision.


Develop a realistic plan for retiring the national debt.  Trace the effects of your plan in the following areas:  Cubism, the Donatist controversy, and 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 by your answer to the last question.


There is a red telephone on the desk beside you.  Start World War III.  Report at length on its socio-political effets, if any.


Take a stand for or against Truth.  Prove the validity of your position.


Explain the nature of matter.


Sketch the development of human thought.  Estimate its significance.  Compare to the development of any other kind of thought.


Describe in detail.  Be objective and specific.


Define the Universe and cite three examples.

No comments: