# Electrical Engineering Purity Test

ibrahim@leland.stanford.edu (Nabeel Robert Ibrahim)

This is what comes about when I get really bored during class...Nabeel Ibrahim (ibrahim@leland.stanford.edu)

Electrical Engineering Purity Test, Version 1.0
(c)1994 Nabeel Ibrahim

This test consists of 50 yes/no questions to test your Electrical Engineering Purity. You score 1 point for each "Yes" and 0 points for each "No," except where noted.

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Total Score =  >   your score for question k
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k=0

(that's a summation symbol)

0  Have you ever discharged a capacitor?
1  Done 0 twice in one day?
10  Done 0 with your tongue?
11  Have you ever doped silicon?
100  Done 11 with someone else?
101  Done 11 with two or more people?
110  Done 11 with someone without knowing their name?
111  Have you ever tweaked a resistor?  (oh, that's so sexy...)
1000  Have you ever blown up an electrolytic capacitor?
1001  Done 1000 while an animal watched?
1010  Have you ever fondled a 10K resistor?
1011  Have you ever derived an equation?
1100  Done 1011 with a member of the opposite sex?
1101  Have you ever worn a pocket protector?
1110  Have you ever checked your email more than 10 times in one day?
1111  Done 1110 for one week straight?
10001  Have you ever laughed at a joke about transistors? (this
one is worth 3 points)
10010  Have you ever wondered how the circuitry would work in
that liquid metal guy in T2?
10011  Have you ever used Ohm's Law to excess?
10100  Done 10011 while someone of the opposite sex watched?
10101  Done 10011 with a large ungulate (hooved animal)?
10110  (Guys only) Have you ever counted the number of females
in one of your EE classes so you could gain sympathy from
friends in Liberal Arts?
10111  Do you speak in assembly?
11000  Has your skin color changed as a result of spending too much
time in front of a terminal?  (That green tone really works
for me...)
whether CISC is better than RISC?
11010  Have you ever used :-) to excess?
11011  Have you ever had to explain :-) to a friend?
11100  Have Fourier, LaPlace, or Maxwell ever visited you in a dream?
(This one is worth 20 points.  You should not, under any
11101  Have you ever read "The Sex Life of an Electron"?
11110  Can you rapidly count to 100d in binary?
11111  Do you have more than 5 computer accounts?
100000  Do you have more than 10 computer accounts? (Geek!)
100001  Have you ever laughed at a Liberal Arts major because they
couldn't find a job?  (You should...it's really fun)
100010  Are you addicted to reverse polish(HP) notation?
100011  Have you ever slept with your significant other
(girlfriend/boyfriend) on the floor of a computer lab?
100100  Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you met
through email or a newsgroup?
100101  Have you ever been turned on by a transistor?
100110  Have you ever turned on a transistor?
100111  Have you ever measured ground bounce?
101000  Done 100111 with an inanimate object?
101001  Done 100111 with a cadaver?
101010  Have you ever faked a bias point? (Have you no shame?!?!?)
101011  Have you ever had an intimate encounter with a voltage supply?
101100  Have you ever watched while someone else had an intimate
encounter with a voltage supply?
101101  Have you ever probed a circuit?
101110  Done 101101 with other people watching?
101111  Done 101101 more than five times in one day?
110000  Done 101101 without protection?  (You should really wear a
ground strap!)
110001  Did you laugh while taking this quiz?  (This one should be
worth 30, but it's only worth 2)

Scoring Scale:
00-15 points ==>  Go back to your English class.
15-25 points ==>  Either you have a life or you are an underclassman/woman.