Albert Einstein Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter Two, the reader learns that Hermann Einstein does what for a living?
(a) He is a factory owner.
(b) Writes a newspaper.
(c) He is unemployed.
(d) Travels around giving speeches.

2. Albert's mother usually lets him stay up late to listen to music, but tonight she sends him to bed. Why?
(a) He is late for supper.
(b) His cheeks are flushed and she's worried he is getting a fever.
(c) She is tired of answering his questions.
(d) He is misbehaving all day.

3. When Einstein graduates from the University of Zurich, what degree is he awarded?
(a) Doctorate of Chemistry.
(b) Bachelor of Science.
(c) Doctorate of Physics.
(d) Associate of Physics.

4. Einstein's responses to the people he meets during the course of chapter one suggest what about his character?
(a) He knows he is smarter than everyone else, and goes out of his way to show it.
(b) He is known and respected by everyone, and doesn't think he's better than others.
(c) No one knows who he is.
(d) He thinks the other citizens are dumb and makes fun of them.

5. What does Einstein tell the boy from the porch that he remembers best about Munich?
(a) Listening to his mother play Beethoven on the piano.
(b) Playing with his sister in the front yard.
(c) Fighting on the playground.
(d) Walking to school everyday.

Short Answer Questions

1. Einstein mentions that his father shows him a charm on a watch chain when he is about five. What is the charm?

2. Why is Albert glad that his uncle doesn't ask about his friends at school?

3. Why is Albert kicked out of school in Chapter Two?

4. What solution does Uncle Jake propose for Albert's difficulties in school?

5. How does Einstein feel about Mileva's ambitions?

(see the answer key)

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