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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. How could James Clerk Maxwell be described as?
2. What does the Bible condone?
3. Who do not know enough not to ask important questions?
4. Who was Stalin's rival?
5. What did U.S. students average on a global algebra test?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the distinction between science and 'shamanism' or religious doctrine?
2. What happens to students between kindergarten and graduating high school?
3. How are scientists generally portrayed on television?
4. What was the HCUA?
5. What did James Clerk Maxwell achieve?
6. Describe the response that Carl Sagan's article in Parade magazine received from readers?
7. What lessons can be learned from the legal system and applied to matters of politics, economics, religion, and ethics?
8. Describe the accomplishments of Linus Pauling.
9. How did Edward Teller react to the theory on nuclear winter?
10. What happens in environments of established knowledge? What happens when what needs to be learned changes quickly?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay that serves as the short biography of a faith healer, magician, or psychic. Be sure to address:
1) Motivations for becoming famous.
2) Responses to allegations of fraud.
3) Whether or not the person was proved to be fraudulent.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay that attempts to resolve the conflict between science and religion. Be sure to address:
1) Any groups or conflicts that are either resistant to resolution or impossible to resolve.
2) Any internal conflicts you have regarding science and faith, and how they can be resolved.
Essay Topic 3
Write a short essay on freedom of information. Be sure to address:
1) The dangers and benefits of increased access to government files.
2) Specific information that you want to have released.
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