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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Shortly after the Einstein family relocates to Prague, Einstein is offered a full professorship where?
(a) His old Gymnasium in Munich.
(b) The Science Institute in Berlin.
(c) MIT in the USA.
(d) Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich.

2. Einstein moves his family into a small apartment to save money, and the children wake up covered in bites. What is biting them?
(a) Fleas.
(b) Bedbugs.
(c) Rats.
(d) Roaches.

3. Einstein's theory explains what about the sun?
(a) How it first comes into existence.
(b) How it creates light.
(c) How it creates heat.
(d) How it can send light and heat without burning out.

4. Einstein's responses to the people he meets during the course of chapter one suggest what about his character?
(a) He thinks the other citizens are dumb and makes fun of them.
(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 knows he is smarter than everyone else, and goes out of his way to show it.

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

6. With what part of Einstein's job at the university is his wife dissatisfied in Chapter Six?
(a) The University doesn't promote his work.
(b) She doesn't like the other professors.
(c) She is concerned about their financial situation.
(d) She feels he doesn't have enough time for his family.

7. Toward the end of Chapter Seven, Einstein's theory is finally ______.
(a) Proven incorrect.
(b) Proven ridiculous.
(c) Proven correct.
(d) Proven irrelevant.

8. What is the result of the total eclipse expeditions in Chapter Seven?
(a) They get the pictures needed.
(b) They are unable to get the pictures needed.
(c) The teams never gets to their destinations.
(d) The total eclipse does not happen as scheduled.

9. Mrs. Einstein thinks her son should have what when he turns six?
(a) History lessons.
(b) Speech lessons.
(c) Music lessons.
(d) Math lessons.

10. In Chapter Six, a friend offers Einstein three positions in Berlin. Which of the following is NOT offered?
(a) The Science Institute of Berlin.
(b) University of Berlin.
(c) Prussian Academy of Sciences of Berlin.
(d) Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Berlin.

11. Which of the following does Einstein NOT enjoy in Chapter Seven?
(a) Plays.
(b) Opera.
(c) Musical concerts.
(d) Formal parties.

12. Toward the end of Chapter Three, Albert tells his father that he wishes to attend what institution?
(a) His old Gymnasium in Munich.
(b) The Science Institute in Berlin.
(c) MIT in the USA.
(d) Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich.

13. When asked if the new Mrs. Einstein understands the theory of relativity, how does Einstein respond?
(a) She helps him come up with it.
(b) He never tries to explain it to her.
(c) It totally confuses her.
(d) She completely understands it.

14. In the last few pages of Chapter One, how long does Einstein say it takes for him to gain a world reputation?
(a) A decade.
(b) Two years.
(c) Almost overnight.
(d) Six months.

15. During dinner in Chapter Two, why is Mrs. Einstein impatient for the children to get finished with dinner?
(a) She and her husband have a date.
(b) They are having dessert.
(c) Albert needs to do his homework.
(d) Her husband's employees are coming to enjoy some music.

Short Answer Questions

1. Toward the end of Chapter Two, Hermann finds Albert awake when he goes to check on the boy. Why does Albert say he's still awake?

2. Einstein meets Mileva Maritsch at his new school. On what do they spend most of their time?

3. At the opening of the book, what is the name of the street on which Einstein is walking?

4. Albert tells his uncle that being in school is like what?

5. The reader learns that Einstein helps a girl understand a math question. How is she going to repay him for his help?

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