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Preliminary Exam

Section I: History

  1. In the William's Classification of Historical Development, what events are marked by the dawn of the:

    1. Orange Epoch
    2. Green Epoch
    3. Indigo Epoch
    4. White Epoch

      (8 marks)

  2. Which Epoch marks the following events:

    1. Discovery of fire
    2. Discovery of gunpowder and explosives
    3. Discovery of electric and electronics
    4. Application of general relativity

    (4 marks)

  3. Which Epoch is excluded from the regular sequence in the William's classification and why?

    (2 marks)

Section II: Variant Physics

  1. What name is the entropy limit before Spontaneous Reorganisation of Variants commonly referred to?

    (2 marks)

  2. Explain the Mayron Condition.

    (6 marks)

  3. What is VACS a contraction of?

    (2 marks)

  4. What three factors make up a VACS?

    (4 marks)

  1. Describe the following forms of timeline:

    1. Natural
    2. Convergent
    3. Divergent
    4. Cascade

    (8 marks)

Section III: Variant Effects

  1. Give the correct name of the effect known as Focusing.

    (2 marks)

  2. Describe what would be required to prevent the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (natural timeline November 22, 1963) giving special reference to any variant effects used.

    (10 marks)

  3. What is the standard procedure when a Rogue Shifter is discovered in a routine variant expedition?

    (8 marks)

  1. Select the answer that gives the closest approximate to the loss of Stability caused by a competent Shifter performing the following tasks:

    1. Synching two timelines:

      1. Nil
      2. 2%
      3. 5%
      4. 10%

        (2 marks)

    2. Setting down a lockout:

      1. Nil
      2. 1%
      3. 2%
      4. 5%

        (2 marks)

    3. Tacking a RENO line between two timelines:

      1. 1%
      2. 5%
      3. 10%
      4. 15%

        (2 marks)

    4. Lashing fifteen minutes of time once:

      1. 5%
      2. 10%
      3. 20%
      4. 30%

        (2 marks)


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