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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 percentage of people has experienced a vivid hallucination?
(a) Approximately 50%.
(b) 5-9%.
(c) 30-40%.
(d) 10-25%.

2. When was the motion picture, Invaders from Mars, released?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1953.

3. 'Those in power ... have a vested interest in discouraging _____________.'
(a) Credulity.
(b) Demons.
(c) Skepticism.
(d) Alien invasion.

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

5. What happened to those who criticized witch-burning?
(a) They were exiled.
(b) They were burned.
(c) They were imprisoned.
(d) They were given a special forum.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group 'powerfully influenced' Christian philosophy?

2. What did Carl see in a brooding storm cloud near Fiji?

3. 'It is a characteristic conceit of our species to put a human face on ____________________.'

4. What must advertisers know?

5. When was Sputnik 1 launched?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the common theme in the advertisements in UFO magazines?

2. What modern problems do we need science to help us with? Can science really solve these problems?

3. How was Kenneth Arnold misquoted?

4. Describe tabloid journalism and the effect that you think it has upon the world.

5. According to Carl Sagan, is spirituality compatible with science? Do you agree?

6. Describe the response the sample got from readers.

7. What is Sagan trying to say with the dragon analogy?

8. What problems does Sagan describe about the 1992 Roper poll?

9. Why would someone want to invent a vision of the Virgin Mary? Is it difficult to do so?

10. What is the story of Franz Mesmer?

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