Lynton's General Knowledge Quiz

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Time Allocated: 40 minutes

Text Books: As per joining instruction

Marking: Each question is worth equal marks

History:
Difficulty level graded as 25
Describe the history of the Papacy from its origins to the present date, concentrating especially but not exclusively on its social, political, economic, religious and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Be brief, concise and specific.

Medicine:
Difficulty level graded as 26
You are provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze and a bottle of scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture your work unit it has been inspected. You have 15 minutes.

Public Speaking:
Difficulty level graded as 20
2500 riot-crazed immigrants are storming the local Citizens Advice Bureau, Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Greek of Latin.

Biology:
Difficulty level graded as 28
Create Life. Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years later with special attention to its probable effects on the British Parliamentary party system. Prove your thesis.

Music:
Difficulty level graded as 19
Write a piano concerto. Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum. Your will find a piano under your seat.

Sociology:
Difficulty level graded as 21
Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world. Construct an experiment to test your theory.

Engineering:
Difficulty level graded as 18
The disassembled parts of a high-powered 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 appropriate. Be prepared to justify your decision.

Political Science:
Difficulty level graded as 31
There is a red telephone on the desk behind you. Start World War III. Report at length on its sociological aspects, if any.

Philosophy:
Difficulty level graded as 33
Sketch the development of human thought; estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.

Physics:
Difficulty level graded as 34
Describe the workings of the universe at the molecular level (see question 10). Pay particular attention to Chaos theory, and using these two answers, predict the weather in Abu Dhabi (atlas provided) for the 23rd of October, 2463.

Chemistry:
Difficulty level graded as 35
Synthesise a prostaglandin, a steroid and at least one heterocyclic compound using Phosphorous. Starting materials include a ball point pen, a bar of soap and a sandwich (hint - a video of McGyver is provided. Watch closely as he produces a bomb from the aforesaid items - it may give you vital clues).

General Knowledge:
Difficulty level graded as 37
Define the universe. Describe in detail. Give three examples.

Political Knowledge
Difficulty level graded as 99
Describe a workable way to make Politicians honest. Create a scenario that is workable, that will make politicians stop cheating, lying, fiddling, and be honest!

Note: A pass mark of 85 % is set.

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