Other - Doctoral Examination
EXAMINATION FOR THE COMPLETE DOCTORAL CANDIDATE
Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Answers may be written on the back of this page. The time limit is 4 hours. Begin immediately.
HISTORY: Describe the history of the papacy from its origin 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.
MEDICINE: 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.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: 2,500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any language except Latin or Greek.
BIOLOGY: Create life. Estimate the difference 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.
MUSIC: Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.
SOCIOLOGY: Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: Define management. Define Science. How do they relate? Why? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions, assuming a Cray XMT system supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm; design the communications interface and all necessary controls.
ENGINEERING: The disassembled parts of a high-power 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 is appropriate.; Be prepared to justify your decision.
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.
EPISTEMOLOGY: Take a position against truth. Prove the validity of your position.
PHYSICS: Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of math on science.
PHILOSOPHY: Sketch the development of human thought. Estimate its significance.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.
***EXTRA CREDIT: Define the universe. Give three examples.