Nightmare Final Exam Questions

1. Computer Science

Write a fifth-generation computer language. Using

this language, write a computer program to finish the rest of this

exam for you.

2. History

Describe the history of the papacy from its originas to the

present day, concentrating on its social, political, economic,

religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, America, Asia, and

Africa.Be brief and concise, yet specific.

3. Electrical Engineering

You will be placed in a nuclear reactor and

given a partial copy of the electrical layout.The electrical system

has been tampered with.You have seventeen minutes to find the

problem and correct it before the reactor melts down.

4. Pre-Med

You will be provided with a rusty razor blade, a piece of

gauze, and a full bottle of Scotch.Remove your appendix.Don’t

suture until your work has been inspected.You have 15 minutes.

5. Public Speaking

Twenty-five hundred riot-crazed aboriginies are

storming the classroom.Calm them.You may use any ancient language

except Latin, Hebrew, or Greek.

6. Biology

Create life.Estimate the differences in subsequent human

culture if this life form had developed 500,000 years earlier, with

special attention to the probably effect, if any, on the English

parliamentary system circa 1750.Prove your thesis.

7. Civil Engineering

This is a practical test of your design and

building skills.With the boxes of toothpicks and glue present, build

aplatform that will support your weight when you and yourplatform

are suspended over a vat of nitric acid.

8. Music

Write a full piano concerto.Orchestrate and perform it with a

clarinet and drum.You will find a piano under your seat.

9. Psychology

Based on your knowledge of their early works, evaluate the

emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustrations

of each of the following: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, and

Gregory of Nicea.Support your evaluation with quotations from each

man’s work, making appropriate references.It is not necessary totranslate.

10. Chemistry

You must identify a poison sample which you will find at

your lab table.All necessary equipment has been provided.There are

two beakers at your desk, one of which holds the antidote.If the

wrong substance is used, it causes instant death.You may begin as

soon as the professor injects you with a sample of the poison.(We

feel this will give you an incentive to find the correct answer.)

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