MIT Entrance Exam

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                            MIT  ENTRANCE  EXAM
                             CANADIAN VERSION

                    Time Limit: 3 WKS

     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?
             (a) Jewish
             (b) Catholic
             (c) Hindu
             (d) Polish
             (e) Agnostic  (check only one)

     5.      Metric conversion.  How many feet in 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 Canada's far north called?
             (a) Westerners
             (b) Southerners
             (c) Northerners

     9.      Spell -- Bush, Carter and 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) a 7-11
             (c) the United States
             (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

     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 CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) stand for?

     20.     The University of British Coumbia tradition for efficiency
		began when (approximately)?
             (a) B.C.
             (b) A.D.
             (c) still waiting

     *You must answer three or more questions correctly to qualify