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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After Einstein becomes famous, the visitors coming to the house want a variety of things. Which of the following is NOT one of their demands?
(a) That he takes a better job.
(b) That he grants an interview.
(c) That he listens to theory/invention proposals.
(d) That he gives an autograph.
2. Why does Einstein agree to write to the President to discuss the atomic bomb?
(a) He knows the Nazis eventually build an atom bomb.
(b) He doesn't think it can be done anyway.
(c) He can't refuse to help his friends.
(d) He hopes to be rewarded by the President.
3. What does Elsa say about her memory of Einstein as a young boy?
(a) He used to run away from her.
(b) He is very charming.
(c) He hates baths.
(d) He is such a good student.
4. Toward the end of Chapter Thirteen, what happens to Elsa Einstein?
(a) She becomes very depressed.
(b) She decides to divorce her husband.
(c) She becomes very ill.
(d) She is robbed while walking to the store.
5. Who comes to live with Einstein early in Chapter Fourteen?
6. In the opening of Chapter Ten, the author mentions that the ____________ is one of the greatest honors that comes to any scientist, writer, or humanitarian.
(a) National Medal of Science.
(b) MacArthur Genius Award.
(c) Nobel Prize.
(d) International Leadership Award.
7. A young man approaches Einstein, wanting to discuss the possibility of his formula being used to create explosives. How does Einstein respond?
(a) He agrees to meet with the young man later.
(b) He dismisses the idea as foolish.
(c) He angrily tells the young man to leave.
(d) He is horrified.
8. Though he has enemies in political circles, why os Einstein is happy during Chapter Nine?
(a) World leaders appreciate his work.
(b) He feels sure it ends soon.
(c) He doesn't care about politics.
(d) Common people still love him.
9. What is ironic about Hitler's attitude toward Einstein in Chapter Twelve?
(a) Einstein doesn't live in Germany.
(b) Einstein agrees with Hitler's policies.
(c) Einstein is not particularly tied to his religion.
(d) Einstein makes Hitler famous.
10. With which detractors of his theories does Einstein grow particularly angry?
(a) Those who don't understand his theory.
(b) Those who attack him on personal matters.
(c) Those who are academically jealous.
(d) Those who set out to prove he is crazy.
11. With what aspect of New York is Einstein frustrated?
(a) He cannot go on sight-seeing trips without being recognized.
(b) The food is terrible and he has an upset stomach the whole trip.
(c) The people are not very friendly toward his wife.
(d) The museums are not as nice as he hopes.
12. One of the people who attends Einstein's lecture in Paris is _____.
(a) Madame Curie.
(b) Rosalind Franklin.
(c) Rachel Carson.
(d) Virginia Apgar.
13. When asked by the Archbishop what effect his theory has on religion, what does Einstein answer?
(b) It destroys religion completely.
(c) It makes religion irrelevant.
(d) It makes religion more important.
14. During the racial purge of German Universities, which of the following groups are NOT fired?
(a) Older professors.
(c) Those married to Jewish women.
15. Einstein is very happy to travel to California as Chapter Eleven begins because he gets to meet ______________, one of his early inspirations.
(a) Madame Curie.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long does it take Einstein to become a US citizen?
2. How does Einstein finally decide to deal with the autograph requests in Chapter Eight?
3. Why does Einstein decide not to accept the offered professorship in Jerusalem after leaving Germany?
4. The author ends the book by quoting what important person?
5. Einstein always tries to help others. In what way does he try to help most in Chapter Thirteen?
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