The LEGO Admission Test

Several colleges have started a pilot program that uses a simple group experiment with LEGOs as a replacement for the standard admissions test. The group must recreate a model of a robot in the next room, with only one team member allowed to view the robot at any one time.

Since different schools have different admissions requirements, the test has been generalized to meet the requirements of various schools:

  • Engineering College
    Build a real, working robot out of LEGOs
  • Liberal Arts College
    Pick your favorite color of LEGO block
  • Computer Boot Camp
    Carefully memorize how many blocks of each color are in the original statue, and hope they give you exactly the same quantities
  • Art School
    Colors? You mean we get to work with color this year? I don’t have to draw it first?
  • Massage Therapy School
    Carefully stroke each block, and hope the arrangement comes to you
  • Culinary College
    Bake an Eggo that no one would want to LEGO
  • Community College
    Ring this box of LEGOs up on a cash register
  • Florida State College
    Steal as many LEGOs as possible
  • Technical College
    Send for the free brochure

University Entrance Exam – Football Player Version

Time Limit: 3 weeks

  1. Foreign Language: What Language is spoken in France?
  2. History: 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. Literature: Would you ask William Shakespeare to
    1. build a bridge
    2. sail the ocean
    3. lead an army or
  4. Religion: What religion is the Pope?
    1. Jewish
    2. Catholic
    3. Hindu
    4. Polish
    5. Agnostic (circle only one)
  5. Metric Conversion: How many feet equal 0.0 meters?
  6. Physics: What time is it when the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 5?
  7. Religion: How many commandments was Moses given? (approximately)
  8. Geography: What are people in America’s far north called?
    1. Westerners
    2. Southerners
    3. Northerners
  9. American History: Spell Bush, Carter, and Clinton.
  10. European History: Six kings of England have been called George, last one being George the Sixth. Name the previous five.
  11. Natural Science: Where does rain come from?
    1. Macy’s
    2. a 7-11
    3. Canada
    4. the sky
  12. Advanced Physics: Can you explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
    1. yes
    2. no
  13. Philosophy: What are coat hangers used for?
  14. Political Science: The Star Spangled Banner is the National Anthem for what country?
  15. Physics: Explain Le Chateliers Principle of Dynamic Equilibrium -OR-
    Spell your name in BLOCK LETTERS.
  16. Architecture: Where is the basement in a three story building located?
  17. Agricultural Science: Which part of America produces the most oranges?
    1. New York
    2. Florida
    3. Canada
    4. Wisconsin
  18. Advanced Math: If you have three apples how many apples do you have?
  19. Communications: What does NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) stand for?
  20. The Cornell University tradition for efficiency began when (approximately)?
    1. B.C.
    2. A.D.
    3. still waiting
  21. You must answer three or more questions correctly to qualify.