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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the NSA do?
(a) Sends satellites into space.
(b) Reads the world's mail.
(c) Catches drug dealers.
(d) Assassinates world leaders.

2. Where is Paul Ingram, a man who was hypnotized and falsely recalled abusing his daughter, at the time of writing?
(a) On a permanent fundamentalist retreat.
(b) Free after having the charges dropped.
(c) In prison.
(d) In a psychiatric ward.

3. What, according to Carl Sagan, is a national obsession in Britain?
(a) Earth rays.
(b) Psychic surgery.
(c) The economy.
(d) Ghosts.

4. Around what time did the attitude of the Church change towards visions?
(a) Around the end of the seventeenth century.
(b) The church's attitude towards visions has never changed.
(c) In the approximate middle of the fourteenth century.
(d) Around the beginning of the fifteenth century.

5. How many people suffer kidney failure from the use of painkillers?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 500.
(c) 50.
(d) 5,000.

6. What did Carl see in a brooding storm cloud near Fiji?
(a) An apocalyptic vision.
(b) A terrifying monster.
(c) The Virgin Mary.
(d) A brooding storm.

7. What tone does Einstein use in his paper on Special Relativity?
(a) Florid.
(b) Grandiose.
(c) Restrained.
(d) Authoritative.

8. What did the Roper poll not ask?
(a) Whether or not the respondents have a history of mental illness.
(b) What they thought the purpose of the abductions is.
(c) Why the respondents believe in aliens.
(d) Whether or not the respondents had actually been abducted.

9. How many schizophrenics are there on Earth?
(a) Over 135 million.
(b) Over 100 million.
(c) Under 30 million.
(d) Over 50 million.

10. What do humans crave?
(a) Absolute certainty.
(b) Destruction.
(c) Righteousness.
(d) Credit.

11. What is the key to the success of science?
(a) It has wields power through atomic weapons.
(b) It has built-in error correction.
(c) It is popular with the masses.
(d) It is easy to teach and understand.

12. What drug was Antonin Artaud using when he saw shapes in the scenery around him?
(a) Cocaine.
(b) Peyote.
(c) LSD.
(d) Marijuana.

13. What is one of the 'great commandments of science?'
(a) 'Mistrust arguments from authority.'
(b) 'Authority is where funding comes from.'
(c) 'Use science to destroy authority.'
(d) 'Trust authority to know best.'

14. What does magic require from the audience?
(a) Volunteers.
(b) Ticket sales.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Nothing.

15. What does LGM stand for?
(a) Little Green Men.
(b) Linear Gravitational Molecule.
(c) Lima Gamma Monotheism.
(d) Lesser Gaseous Mass.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the driver's name?

2. In Sagan's analogy, what is living in the garage?

3. What tabloid carried headlines about Martian civilizations?

4. At the center of which galaxy are millions of voices reportedly singing 'Glory, glory, glory to the Lord on high?'

5. What year's World Fair introduced Carl Sagan to science?

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