Albert Einstein Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author says that Albert and Maja resemble each other strongly except for one feature. What is different about the children?
(a) Maja is blonde, while Albert has dark hair.
(b) Maja's eyes twinkle with laughter, while Albert's are clouded with dreams.
(c) Maja is polite, while Albert is rude.
(d) Maja is short, while Albert is very tall.

2. Why is the hometown of the boy waiting on the porch significant to Einstein?
(a) It is also Einstein's hometown.
(b) He attends school there.
(c) His sister lives there.
(d) He is friends with a woman who lives there.

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

4. What does Einstein say he thinks is the result of seeing the charm on his father's watch?
(a) Creates his curiosity.
(b) First arouses his interest in science.
(c) Drives him to study geology.
(d) Makes him hate his father.

5. According to Chapter One, what odd experience does Einstein have in Germany before he leaves?
(a) His whole family dies of a mysterious illness.
(b) The whole country hates him.
(c) He is pursued by the media.
(d) He is first celebrated and then declared a traitor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mrs. Einstein worries that her son has difficulty in school. What reason does she NOT mention for being worried?

2. Why is Hermann Einstein pleased when his son displays interest in the pocket watch?

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

4. Einstein tells Miss Dukas he let the boy from the porch in for what purpose?

5. Chapter Two ends with Mrs. Einstein expressing her desire that her son becomes what?

(see the answer key)

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