剑桥大学的面试会考察哪些问题?

准备牛剑的面试不是一件容易的事,不仅考验你的知识、能力、潜力、逻辑和思考能力,而且面试官们给出的问题也是五花八门,让你意想不到。

那么剑桥又会有哪些面试常见问题呢?下面将为你列举一些面试问题常见的分类和例子,快来看看你能不能答得上来吧!

关于大学/学院的问题

1. Why did you choose Cambridge?
2. Why this college?
这类是最基础也是最简单的问题,一般这类问题的最佳答案是围绕学科、课程、学院和该学院的导师进行回答。

关于课程和规划问题

1. How do you think that you studying this subject can affect society or add to it?
2. How important do you think this subject is in terms of humanity?
3. What do you want to be after university, and why?
4. What do you expect to gain from going to university?
这类问题考察你的大局观,也就是你对于自己人生的规划,他们不希望学生只是为了学习一个学位而来读书。

关于个人陈述中的问题

1. What is your favourite thing about your subject?
2. What do you not like about this subject?
你需要非常了解自己的个人陈述,另外,在思考这些问题的时候要注意技巧,比如第二个问题你可以这么回答“目前我觉得xx专业的xx很困难(稍微展开说明你对它的具体理解),但我希望在学位课程中能够更好地理解它。”

经过以上基本问题的“热身环节”,接下来面试官们就会着重考察你的专业能力和知识:

Geography

1. Would anything remain in the study of geography if we took the notion of place away?
2. Give and explain some environmental impacts of industrial agriculture.
3. Are fair-trade bananas really fair?
4. How can computers aid geographers in understanding physical processes?
5. How can volcanic eruptions change global climate, and at what timescales?

History

1. Can we still learn lessons from 18th century warfare?
2. Can losers ever write history? How?
3. Compare and contrast the French and Russian revolutions.
4. Compare and contrast WWI and WWII.
5. Compare the French Revolution with a modern event.

Maths

1. If you could have half an hour with any mathematician past or present, who would it be?
2. Derive the formula for the volume of a sphere.
3. Do you know what a hyperbolic function is?
4. How would you prove that the square root of 3 is irrational?
5. How many 0s does the number 30 have?
6. How long does a mirror have to be for you to see your whole body?

Psychology

1. Can we think without language?
2. Does a snail have a consciousness?
3. How useful are twin studies?
4. Should interviews be used for selection?
5. What is “normal” for humans?
6. What is crime and is there such a thing as a criminal mind?
7. What is love?

Sciences

1. Are humans still evolving?
2. Are parasites bad?
3. Can you change an endothermic reaction into an exothermic one?
4. Compare and contrast electronegativity and ionisation energy.
5. Compare and contrast hydrochloric acid and phosphoric acid.
6. Does the snow falling on top of a train have an effect on its velocity?
7. How can you store large amounts of hydrogen?
8. How much of human behaviour is genetically determined?
9. How does glass transmit light?
10. How does an aeroplane take off?
11. How many grains of sand are there in the world? has the human diet changed in the last three decades and why?

一些bizarre的问题

1. How comfortable is that chair?
2. What is your opinion on spontaneous human combustion?
3. Describe a potato and then compare it with an onion
4. Is Hitler really evil?
5. How can reindeer tell the difference between spring and autumn?
6. Would you rather be a seedless or non-seedless grapefruit?
7. Do you like Birmingham?
8. What is the meaning of life?
9. How would you poison someone without the police finding out?
10. If a wife had expressed distaste for it previously, would her husband’s habit of putting marmalade in his egg at breakfast be grounds for divorce?
11. What percentage of the world’s water is contained in a cow?
12. If you were a rat what would be the most important thing to you?

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