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Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« on: Nov 17, 2007, 02:28 »
I've seen bits and pieces of this floating around but here is the whole thing for your amusement.  ;D

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Naval Reactors Aptitude Test

Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit 4 hours. Begin immediately. Work in numerical order. Equipment remaining from question #1 may prove useful in questions #3 and #6. 
                         

1. Medicine.  You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes. 

2. History.  Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day. Concentrate especially but not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific. 

3. Public Speaking.  Two thousand drug-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek. 

4. Biology.  Create life. Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life had been created 500 million years earlier. Pay special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary System. 

5. Music.  Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.

6. Engineering.  The disassembled parts of a high power rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual printed in Swahili. In 10 minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel is appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision. 

7. Sociology.  What sociological problems might accompany the end of the world? Construct and experiment to test your theory.

8. Management Science.  Define management. Define science. How do they relate? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming a Cray X-MP supercomputer supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control problems. 

9. Psychology.  Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustration of each: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each man’s work. It is not necessary to translate. 

10. Economics. Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, The Donatist Controversy, and the wave theory of light. 

11. Epistemology.  Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position. 

12. Classical Physics.
  Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science. 

13. Modern Physics.  Produce element 119. Determine its half-life. 

14. Energy Resources.  Construct a working fusion reactor. 

15. Philosophy.  Sketch the development of human thought. Estimate its significance. Compare this with the development of any other kind of thought.

16. General Knowledge. Describe in detail, briefly. 

17. Extra Credit. Define the universe. Give three examples.
                       
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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2007, 04:03 »
This is great!!!  We all wanted to copy this and keep it, but it was part of a classified publication.  (T-2 Incident Case Histories)
How did you get it?
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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2007, 05:46 »
Now that is funny I don't care who you are.

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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2007, 05:53 »
I've seen bits and pieces of this floating around but here is the whole thing for your amusement.  ;D

- Jeff



Naval Reactors Aptitude Test

Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit 4 hours. Begin immediately. Work in numerical order. Equipment remaining from question #1 may prove useful in questions #3 and #6. 
                         

1. Medicine.  You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of
scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes. 

2. History.  Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day. Concentrate especially but not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific. 

3. Public Speaking.  Two thousand drug-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin and Greek. 

4. Biology.  Create life. Estimate the difference in subsequent human culture if this form of life had been created 500 million years earlier. Pay special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary System. 

5. Music.  Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. You will find a piano under your seat.

6. Engineering.  The disassembled parts of a high power rifle have been placed in a box on your desk. You will also find an instruction manual printed in Swahili. In 10 minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room. Take whatever action you feel is appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision. 

7. Sociology.  What sociological problems might accompany the end of the world? Construct and experiment to test your theory.

8. Management Science.  Define management. Define science. How do they relate? Create a generalized algorithm to optimize all managerial decisions. Assuming a Cray X-MP supercomputer supporting 50 terminals, each terminal to activate your algorithm, design the communications interface and all necessary control problems. 

9. Psychology.  Based on your knowledge of their works, evaluate the emotional stability, degree of adjustment, and repressed frustration of each: Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ramses II, Gregory of Nicea, and Hammurabi. Support your evaluation with quotations from each man’s work. It is not necessary to translate. 

10. Economics. Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt. Trace the possible effects of your plan on these areas: Cubism, The Donatist Controversy, and the wave theory of light. 

11. Epistemology.  Take a position for or against truth. Prove the validity of your position. 

12. Classical Physics.
  Explain the nature of matter. Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science. 

13. Modern Physics.  Produce element 119. Determine its half-life. 

14. Energy Resources.  Construct a working fusion reactor. 

15. Philosophy.  Sketch the development of human thought. Estimate its significance. Compare this with the development of any other kind of thought.

16. General Knowledge. Describe in detail, briefly. 

17. Extra Credit. Define the universe. Give three examples.
                       
Are there any known responses to this?

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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2007, 06:10 »

Are there any known responses to this?


I gave it to a bunch of my NFAS BE/E classes back in 1992-1995, and most everyone just got a good laugh.  Only one student ever turned in answers to me:

FN Wolfe 9403-M

Some of his answers:

1. He removed the appendix from his A-2 Manual.

3. Claimed a new life form was living at the bottom of his locker.

8. Management is the art of forcing your will upon others without fear of retaliation. Science is the art of convincing lesser-minded individuals that, no matter how ridiculous it may sound, your point-of-view is correct. Both were used by such great leaders as Attilla the Hun, Ivan the Terrible, and the Papacy.
« Last Edit: Nov 17, 2007, 07:19 by PacketBoy »

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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2007, 06:21 »
This is great!!!  We all wanted to copy this and keep it, but it was part of a classified publication.  (T-2 Incident Case Histories)
How did you get it?

Someone copied it years ago - I think they are still looking for him or her.  I found a copy on the interwebs using google - number 1 search result is:

http://www.etnews.org/docs/nrat.pdf

Looks like it has been copyrighted  :o

The original #13 asked you to produce element 107, vice 119, which I have found to much, much easier. Also #8 was modified to a different computer than the original 7600 CPU.

rlbinc

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Re: Naval Reactors Aptitude Test
« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2007, 06:21 »
Hey, if a curmudgeon like Hyman G Rickover thought it was funny -
its Officially Funny.

He was so foul tempered, for a few years, I thought his middle initial was F.

 


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