Albert Einstein Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the Einsteins prepare to return to California in 1932, Dr. Einstein tells his wife to take a long look at their house. Why?
(a) It is a long trip and they won't see it for several months.
(b) He has a feeling they won't be returning.
(c) He intends to find one like it in America.
(d) He is considering selling it and wants Elsa's opinion.

2. Mrs. Einstein is frightened and alarmed when she hears what report in Chapter Twelve?
(a) That people think Einstein is Communist.
(b) Her children are still in Germany.
(c) Nazis offer money for Einstein to be assassinated.
(d) Their home in Germany is claimed by the government.

3. A young man approaches Einstein, wanting to discuss the possibility of his formula being used to create explosives. How does Einstein respond?
(a) He angrily tells the young man to leave.
(b) He agrees to meet with the young man later.
(c) He is horrified.
(d) He dismisses the idea as foolish.

4. Mrs. Einstein thinks her young son's problems are perhaps due to what?
(a) He is slow in learning to speak.
(b) He is a sickly child.
(c) He doesn't understand English.
(d) He is a bad kid.

5. What is Mrs. Einstein's role in her husband's new fame?
(a) She dislikes the whole mess and usually stays in her room.
(b) She tries to keep visitors and letters manageable.
(c) She is disgusted that he is not more interested in his fans.
(d) She plays hostess to all their visitors.

Short Answer Questions

1. During Chapter Two, Albert tells his father that he wants something specific for his upcoming birthday. What is it?

2. Chapter Five opens with Einstein presenting his paper on what?

3. Toward the end of Chapter Three, Albert tells his father that he wishes to attend what institution?

4. In the last few pages of Chapter One, how long does Einstein say it takes for him to gain a world reputation?

5. Why does the boy from the porch think Einstein might help him?

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