Posted by: N.S. Palmer | October 20, 2013

Application to Be My Girlfriend

By N.S. Palmer

Thank you for your interest in being my girlfriend. I look forward to reviewing your application.

Compatibility is important, of course, beyond the mere fact that we’re both stunningly good-looking.

In order to be considered, please answer the following questions. You may use a calculator, but do not use reference materials or look up the answers on the Internet.

  1. What is the value of e (Euler’s number) to six digits?
  2. What is the main function of the hippocampus?
  3. How many books are in the Pentateuch?
  4. How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
  5. Who painted “School of Athens”?
  6. Why are the Greek and Hebrew alphabets so similar?
  7. Who wrote “The Whore of Mensa”?
  8. Who was Chaim Nachman Bialik?
  9. What is the difference between an atom and a molecule?
  10. (Essay) Explain the significance (in terms of anything you choose) of Genesis 1:3: “God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”

Don’t forget to print your name clearly at the top of the page and include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) with your submission. I’ll let you know in a week or two.

Copyright 2013 by N.S. Palmer. May be reproduced as long as byline, copyright notice, and URL ( are included.


  1. How much do you make and what kind of car do you drive? 🙂

    • I’m comfortable but not wealthy. I drive a Honda Fit, BUT mark well: It has racing stripes.

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