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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the host of the house party Feynman attends shorty after arriving at Caltech?
(a) Professor Bast.
(b) Professor Bacher.
(c) Professor Baylor.
(d) Professor Baxter.

2. While visiting Caltech, where does Feynman drive every night?
(a) Rodeo Drive.
(b) The beach.
(c) Sunset Strip.
(d) Las Vegas.

3. Who designs the hotel where Feynman stays in Japan?
(a) Albert Kahn.
(b) Frank Lloyd Wright.
(c) Fumihiko Maki.
(d) Aldo Rossi.

4. What causes Feynman to stay at Caltech?
(a) Scientific discoveries.
(b) A woman.
(c) Nice weather.
(d) Higher salary.

5. What is the one thing missing from the cargo cult sciences, according to Feynman?
(a) Proof.
(b) Integrity.
(c) Consistency.
(d) Experiments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Feynman has a long fascination with hallucinations and _____________.

2. What year did Feynman give the "cargo cult" speech at a Caltech commencement?

3. Who does Feynman get into a discussion with about the ethics of education?

4. What university offers Feynman a staggering salary?

5. Where does Feynman get his term "cargo cult"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the experience of winning the Nobel Prize stressful to Feynman?

2. What convinces Feynman that Japanese culture is more civilized than American culture?

3. What problem does Feynman run into when he flies to North Carolina for a conference?

4. Why does Feynman decide to learn about Mayan mathematics?

5. What is Feynman's experience like when he serves on a committee to choose math textbooks for California?

6. Why is Feynman asked to give a lecture on Mayan math at UCLA?

7. How does Feynman discover is the way that Nick the Greek makes his money?

8. Who introduces Feynman to the sense deprivation tank?

9. What is Feynman's connection to a Pasadena topless bar?

10. What does Feynman think is the reason Jews are overrepresented in the sciences?

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