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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. In 1993, how many of the people of China, as in America, knew the Earth went around the sun once a year?
(a) Nearly everyone.
(b) No more than half.
(c) No less than a third.
(d) Approximately two quarters.
2. What did Carlos and his manager do to the host of the Australian Today Show?
(a) Leave the set of his show.
(b) Put a curse on him.
(c) Throw water at him.
(d) All of the below.
3. Who do not know enough not to ask important questions?
4. What do kids have an irresistible urge to do?
5. Why has quantum mechanics not been popularized?
(a) Quantum mechanics has been popularized, and it is very popular.
(b) It is excruciatingly boring.
(c) It is very difficult for ordinary people to understand.
(d) Its implications are unsettling.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Bible condone?
2. What best defines 'Newton's Sleep?'
3. According to the Nation of Islam, who created white people?
4. What is it impossible to tell?
5. According to one critic, what is James Randi obsessed with?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the story of Frederick Bailey?
2. Describe the response that Carl Sagan's article in Parade magazine received from readers?
3. What is the relationship between ancient hunters and scientists?
4. What lessons can be learned from the legal system and applied to matters of politics, economics, religion, and ethics?
5. What was the HCUA?
6. What advantage does the idea of the afterlife give a society?
7. What happens in environments of established knowledge? What happens when what needs to be learned changes quickly?
8. According to Sagan, why do we stereotype?
9. How does Sagan explain the conflict between our material being and the perceived spiritual world?
10. How are scientists generally portrayed on television?
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