Do you have what it takes to be a physicist?
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Do you have what it takes to be a physicist?

This is quiz designed by a physics major at the University of Illinois; its sole purpose is to determine whether or not you have the "mettle" to be a physics major, and if so what type.

Question 1:   What type of mathematical studies are your favorite?
Abstract conceptualities/theory
Simple quantitative
I hate math!

Question 2:   If you could win one prize what would it be? (Discount all monetary values)
MacArthur Fellowship
1st Place in a Science Fair
an Oscar
Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Prize in Physics

Question 3:   What is a quantum electromechanical device? (Answer honestly based upon your own inferences)
I think they will be able to model DNA.
I don't know, but I'm guessing it has something to do with quantum mechanics.
My hair dryer.
Well, it is quite simply devices running on order 10^3peV, over resonant impedances ~0 ohms with "flex" bridges - I actually would design these.
A nanoscale device that operates extremely efficiently through magnetic resonance, and is the future of quantum information. However, I know that such devices do not yet exist.

Question 4:   Three movies that I enjoyed immensely were:
The Nutty Professor, Walking With Dinosaurs, Jurassic Park
Lord of the Rings (all three), Finding Forrester, The Matrix
The Matrix, A Beautiful Mind, Pi
Half Baked, Scream series, Mallrats
The Matrix, A Beautiful Mind, A. Einstein: How I See The World

Question 5:   If you were given the opportunity to find the answer to one of the following problems what would it be?
Understanding Human Consciousness
Reimann Hypothesis
What is a black hole?
What's wrong with me?

Question 6:   Although you may not have a "favorite" musical genre, what one on this list appeals most to you?
Pop/MTV Hits

Question 7:   In your youth did you ever try one of the following? If not, select one that you would liked to have tried.
Try to intentionally drive yourself to clinical insanity.
Design and build a fusion reactor (if you even tried this counts)
Collected rocks and/or plant life.
Blowing stuff up, burning stuff.
"Huffing" gasoline.

Question 8:   If you had to spend the rest of your life with just one person who would it be?
Leonhard Euler
Henry Cavendish
Britney Spears
Jacques Cousteau
Isaac Newton

Question 9:   The majority of the content of your dreams is made up of:
SEX baby!
Me winning things; oh, and sex.
Weird unfathomable images reorienting themselves in spaces.
Weird unfathomable images.
Math problems from the day before.

Question 10:   And your final question! Life is.......?
My favorite class.
Love, fame, and money baby!
Not sure, but I bet I can prove it!
Who cares, I want to know TofE!
I don't know, but I'm going to find out.

This Quiz has been designed by Patrick Collins.