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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Einstein learns he is awarded what distinction at the end of Chapter Nine?
(a) International Leadership Award.
(b) MacArthur Genius Award.
(c) Nobel Prize.
(d) National Medal of Science.

2. During Chapter Nine, how does Mrs. Einstein begin to feel about their fame?
(a) She is happier than ever.
(b) She doesn't wish to return home to their former life.
(c) She is growing frustrated with it all.
(d) She is concerned about how it affects her children.

3. Though he has enemies in political circles, why os Einstein is happy during Chapter Nine?
(a) He doesn't care about politics.
(b) Common people still love him.
(c) He feels sure it ends soon.
(d) World leaders appreciate his work.

4. 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) International Leadership Award.
(b) National Medal of Science.
(c) Nobel Prize.
(d) MacArthur Genius Award.

5. Why is Einstein's assistant, Infeld, unable to answer a reporter's question on what Einstein thinks of the book they co-write?
(a) Infeld doesn't speak English.
(b) Einstein doesn't like it, and Infeld doesn't want to say that.
(c) Infeld doesn't have time to answer the question.
(d) Einstein never opens the book.

6. Why does Einstein decide not to accept the offered professorship in Jerusalem after leaving Germany?
(a) He doesn't like the University.
(b) His wife is not able to tolerate the climate.
(c) Younger, less famous scientist refugees need jobs there.
(d) He thinks Hitler might invade Jerusalem.

7. Einstein mentions during the Berlin gift nonsense that it "becomes an excuse for many people for the best thing there is in life:________".
(a) "I mean a laugh."
(b) "I mean entertainment."
(c) "I mean debate."
(d) "I mean money."

8. What universities does Einstein NOT visit on his trip in Chapter Eight?
(a) Columbia.
(b) Harvard.
(c) Cal Tech.
(d) Princeton.

9. As Einstein grows older, he discovers that he enjoys a new hobby. What is it?
(a) Singing.
(b) Driving.
(c) Sailing.
(d) Writing.

10. On the way home from the trip to Japan, Einstein cannot resist an invitation to visit what country?
(a) America.
(b) England.
(c) Portugal.
(d) Spain.

11. In what area does Mrs. Einstein excel?
(a) Simple things like writing letters.
(b) Common things like tipping people and keeping track of bills.
(c) Difficult tasks such as redecorating the house.
(d) Complex things like writing new theories.

12. Einstein has a medical issue in Chapter Ten. While in Switzerland, he has a ___________.
(a) Brain tumor.
(b) Broken hip.
(c) Heart attack.
(d) Stroke.

13. How long does it take Einstein to become a US citizen?
(a) Five years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Six months.
(d) Twenty years.

14. What is Einstein's position on pacifism as he ages and as tension once again rises in Europe?
(a) He writes papers on what a good idea pacifism is.
(b) He is more strongly pacifist.
(c) He doesn't think about it any longer.
(d) He is no longer a pacifist.

15. At the close of Chapter Eleven, Einstein is asked about Hitler. What answer does he give?
(a) "You soon see what kind of man Mr. Hitler is."
(b) "I don't know who you're talking about."
(c) "I do not enjoy Mr. Hitler's acquaintance."
(d) "Hitler is an amazing man."

Short Answer Questions

1. Einstein adopts a terrier pup in Chapter Fourteen. What is the name of the dog?

2. Einstein is very happy to travel to California as Chapter Eleven begins because he gets to meet ______________, one of his early inspirations.

3. Why does Einstein agree to write to the President to discuss the atomic bomb?

4. Einstein returns to work at the end of Chapter Thirteen. Why is this unusual?

5. The author gives three reasons why some scientists disagree with Einstein's work. Which of the following does the author NOT mention?

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