Requirements for Level 1
Strength: reach the "untrained" level on each exercise in the ExRx tables (http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/StrengthStandards.htm).
Endurance: brisk walk for 30 min without stopping to catch your breath.
Social: initiate a conversation with someone you know and arrange a meeting with them. Do that 4 times within 1 month.
Self control: work for 2 hours without interruptions. Do that on 8 separate days within 1 month.
- Long-term: memorize and recite a passage of your choosing, at least 250 words long, without making any mistakes.
- Short-term: 95% average success on dual 1-back
Programming: solve Project Euler problem #1 (http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=problems&id=1) by writing and running a program in any language you choose.
Cooking: make pancakes. Here's a good, explanatory recipe: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/basicpancakeswithsuga_66226)
Finance: You should be able to compute compound interest. Also, given any two of: a present value, a future monetary amount (or series of amounts), and a discount rate, you should be able to calculate the third and and explain what each of the three terms represents.
To be added: mathematics, money management...