Read each question carefully. Answer all questions.


  Time Limit: four 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 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  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:


  o   Alexander of Aphrodisias

  o   Ramses II

  o   Gregory of Nicea

  o   Hammurabi


  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   cubism

  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.





  1. Define the Universe; give three examples.

  2. Construct and defend a credible naturalistic alternative to Darwinism. Consider the universe as a whole, not just planet earth.


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