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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What advantage does science have over history?
(a) Societal importance.
(b) A lack of bias.
2. What is Carl Sagan's hometown?
(a) Jersey City.
(b) Las Vegas.
3. How did Albert Einstein describe Linus Pauling?
(a) A 'real jerk.'
(b) A 'real pain.'
(c) A 'real friend.'
(d) A 'real genius.'
4. Who do not know enough not to ask important questions?
5. What other use for nuclear weapons was suggested by Edward Teller?
(b) Fireworks displays.
(c) Home heating.
6. How is the name 'Spee' pronounced?
7. What is taboo in all societies?
(a) Abandoning the elderly.
(b) Eating pork.
8. What may have been the decisive element in the Allied victory in World War II?
9. What can diminish a child's ability to understand and learn?
(b) Poor nutrition.
(c) Physical abuse.
(d) Parental drug use.
10. What nation is the best-entertained nation on Earth?
(a) The United States.
11. How long did it take for history to pass from god-driven to human-driven?
(a) One hundred thousand years or more.
(b) A few hundred years.
(c) Just a few decades.
(d) A couple thousand years.
12. Why has quantum mechanics not been popularized?
(a) Its implications are unsettling.
(b) It is very difficult for ordinary people to understand.
(c) It is excruciatingly boring.
(d) Quantum mechanics has been popularized, and it is very popular.
13. What sport does Carl Sagan like?
14. What is the term used for basketball players who are playing well?
(a) On fire.
(b) Ice cold.
(c) Burning up.
(d) Hot hand.
15. What is a single ratings point worth in prime time advertising dollars?
(a) Hundreds of millions.
(b) Practically nothing.
(d) Tens of thousands.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Bible condone?
2. What do kids have an irresistible urge to do?
3. Who sets limits on human ingenuity?
4. What are the chances of being cured at Lourdes?
5. What percentage of students in the U.S. dislike school?
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