Albert Einstein Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A boy in the coffee shop makes fun of Einstein as an absent-minded professor. How does the shop owner respond?
(a) He throws the boy out of his shop.
(b) He ignores the comment.
(c) He reproves the boy and says Einstein is the smartest man in the world.
(d) He laughs and joins in on the joke.

2. How does Einstein refer to the way he feels about lecturing at the university?
(a) "The best work I've ever done."
(b) "My calling in life."
(c) "Performances on the trapeze."
(d) "A silly, pointless exercise."

3. At the time it is published, the popular saying about Einstein's famous theory is what?
(a) He is completely insane.
(b) Only a dozen men in the world understand it.
(c) The idea is an old one that everyone knows about.
(d) It changes the world.

4. In Hitler's eyes, Einstein is guilty because he is all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) An internationalist.
(b) A Jew.
(c) A scientist.
(d) A pacifist.

5. The Commission for the Co-operation of Intellectuals is a part of which world organization?
(a) The G20.
(b) The Security Council.
(c) The League of Nations.
(d) The United Nations.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does Einstein NOT enjoy in Chapter Seven?

2. During dinner in Chapter Two, why is Mrs. Einstein impatient for the children to get finished with dinner?

3. What does Einstein say is the most important part of the Royal Society's research, after he receives their findings on his theory?

4. Einstein encourages other scientists to check his theories, one of which requires a total eclipse. What prevents that experiment?

5. In Chapter Four, Einstein makes friends from other countries at his new school. What affect do their stories have on him?

(see the answer key)

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