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(The Ultimate) FINAL EXAM

	   Read each question carefully.  Answer all questions.

Time limit:  2 hours.  Begin immediately.

	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  you  work  has  been  inspected.  You have fifteen

Public Speaking: 
	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 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  Aphrodisis,
Rameses  II, Hammuarabi.  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 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
necessary.  Be prepared to justify your decision.

	Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national
debt.  Trace the possible 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  in  your
answer to the last question.

Political  Science:  
	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 stand.

	Explain the nature of matter.  Include in your answer an
evaluation  of  the  impact  of the development of mathematics on

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

General Knowledge:   
	Describe in detail.  Be objective and specific.

*"The sum intelligence on the Earth is a constant,the population is growing."* - Cole

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