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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. Where did the experimental nature of science come from?
2. What do we do when we discourage children from science?
3. What does Paul the Apostle counsel us to do?
4. What was Edward Teller an advocate of?
5. What causes magnetism?
Short Essay Questions
1. What lessons can be learned from the legal system and applied to matters of politics, economics, religion, and ethics?
2. According to Sagan, what is 'perhaps the greatest museum exhibit?' What does it not have?
3. What negative traits sometimes exist in skeptics?
4. What is the relationship between ancient hunters and scientists?
5. What did James Clerk Maxwell achieve?
6. Describe the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.
7. What advantage does the idea of the afterlife give a society?
8. What is the story of Frederick Bailey?
9. What is Carl Sagan's favorite sport? Why?
10. What is the difference between science and faith healing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay describing the so-called face on Mars, and what we can learn from its example. Be sure to address:
1) Any possibility that the face is real.
2) What the controversy surrounding the face demonstrates about human nature.
3) Why humans would want to believe in a real face on Mars.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay that explains the ideal role of skepticism in the education of our youth. Be sure to address:
1) The advantages and disadvantages of a highly skeptical younger generation.
2) The emotional effects of skepticism on young people.
3) Whether fact or fantasy is more important for the development of children.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay that tells the story of a scientist who has shown exceptional courage and bravery in standing by their claims and research.
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