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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does LGM stand for?

2. What did John Glenn report seeing outside his spacecraft?

3. What percentage of people has experienced a vivid hallucination?

4. Which religion denies germ theory?

5. What does each field of science have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of hallucinations?

2. What is the story of Franz Mesmer?

3. Describe the history of demons.

4. What is Mr. Buckley's problem with science?

5. Describe the typical alien abduction scenario.

6. What can we see through the example of Newtonian Physics?

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

8. What is the story of Paul Ingram?

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

10. Describe Malleus Maleficarum and the effect it had upon human history.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that explains why science is important for young students. Be sure to address:

1) Benefits of an early scientific education.

2) Possible negative effects of not having an early exposure to science.

3) Strategies for making science fun for youngsters.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that tells the story of a scientist who has shown exceptional courage and bravery in standing by their claims and research.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing a controversial area of science either from history or the present day. Be sure to address:

1) The nature of the controversy.

2) The views of the scientists vs. the views of those who oppose them.

3) How the controversy was resolved, or how you think it can be resolved.

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