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College entrance exam for student athletes

Time Limit: 3 WEEKS

  1. What language is spoken in France?
  2. Give a dissertation on the ancient Babylonian Empire with particular reference to architecture, literature, law and social conditions -OR- Give the first name of Pierre Trudeau.
  3. Would you ask William Shakespeare to
    ____ (a) build a bridge
    ____ (b) sail the ocean
    ____ (c) lead an army or
    ____ (d) WRITE A PLAY
  4. What religion is the Pope? (check only one)
    ____ (a) Jewish
    ____ (b) Catholic
    ____ (c) Hindu
    ____ (d) Polish
    ____ (e) Agnostic
  5. Metric conversion. How many feet is 0.0 meters?
  6. What time is it when the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 5?
  7. How many commandments was Moses given? (approximately)
  8. What are people in America's far north called?
    ____ (a) Westerners
    ____ (b) Southerners
    ____ (c) Northerners
  9. Spell -- Bush, Carter and Clinton
    Bush: __________________________
    Carter: __________________________
    Clinton: __________________________
  10. Six kings of England have been called George, the last one being George the Sixth. Name the previous five.
  11. Where does rain come from?
    ____ (a) Macy's
    ____ (b) Kmart
    ____ (c) Canada
    ____ (d) the sky
  12. Can you explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity?
    ____ (a) yes
    ____ (b) no
  13. What are coat hangers used for?
  14. The Star Spangled Banner is the National Anthem for what country?
  15. Explain Le Chateliers Principle of Dynamic Equilibrium -OR- spell your name in BLOCK LETTERS.
  16. Where is the basement in a three story building located?
  17. Which part of America produces the most oranges?
    ____ (a) New York
    ____ (b) Florida
    ____ (c) Canada
    ____ (d) Wisconsin
  18. Advanced math. If you have three apples, how many apples do you have?
  19. What does NBC (National Broadcasting Corp.) stand for?
  20. The Cornell University tradition for efficiency began when (approximately)?
    ____ (a) B.C
    ____ (b) A.D.
Signed _______________________


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