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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Mrs. Einstein worries that her son has difficulty in school. What reason does she NOT mention for being worried?
(a) He spends too much time dreaming.
(b) No one knows what to expect from him.
(c) He is shy.
(d) He is disrespectful.
2. When Mrs. Einstein asks how Albert gets his nickname at school, what does he tell her?
(a) He doesn't tell a lie to the teacher to stay out of trouble.
(b) He always asks dumb questions.
(c) He is usually mean to other kids.
(d) One of the teachers calls him that, and it sticks.
3. 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.
4. How does Einstein feel about Mileva's ambitions?
(a) He thinks she is brilliant and enjoys her company.
(b) He thinks she should focus more on housework.
(c) He thinks she is dumb and dislikes talking to her.
(d) He thinks she is beautiful and charming.
5. Why is Albert glad that his uncle doesn't ask about his friends at school?
(a) The other boys think he's stupid.
(b) He hates the other kids.
(c) He doesn't think he needs friends.
(d) He is too busy with his friends to focus on schoolwork.
Short Answer Questions
1. The reader learns that Einstein helps a girl understand a math question. How is she going to repay him for his help?
2. What reason does Albert give when asked why he doesn't ask his teachers questions?
3. A boy in the coffee shop makes fun of Einstein as an absent-minded professor. How does the shop owner respond?
4. In Chapter Two, the reader learns that Hermann Einstein does what for a living?
5. In the last few pages of Chapter One, how long does Einstein say it takes for him to gain a world reputation?
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