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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. One of the people who attends Einstein's lecture in Paris is _____.
(a) Rachel Carson.
(b) Rosalind Franklin.
(c) Virginia Apgar.
(d) Madame Curie.
2. What is Mrs. Einstein's role in her husband's new fame?
(a) She plays hostess to all their visitors.
(b) She is disgusted that he is not more interested in his fans.
(c) She dislikes the whole mess and usually stays in her room.
(d) She tries to keep visitors and letters manageable.
3. The author gives three reasons why some scientists disagree with Einstein's work. Which of the following does the author NOT mention?
(a) They say it is impossible to take relativity seriously.
(b) They are jealous.
(c) They are after his job.
(d) They really believe he is wrong.
4. How does the new prestige of the award from Chapter Ten affect Einstein's behavior?
(a) He does not change his simple habits.
(b) He grows angry and bitter.
(c) He becomes more refined.
(d) He withdraws from the public.
5. The author ends the book by quoting what important person?
(a) Mrs. Einstein.
(b) President Eisenhower.
(c) Hans Albert Einstein.
(d) President Taft.
6. The author states that several French physicists give Einstein a cold reception in Chapter Eight. What reason does the author give for this?
(a) His unkempt appearance.
(b) His crazy theories.
(c) His inability to speak French.
(d) His German birth.
7. What is Einstein's favorite part about the job at the new university as Chapter Thirteen begins?
(a) He has a better house.
(b) It is informal.
(c) It is a bigger school.
(d) He makes more money.
8. 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) He has a feeling they won't be returning.
(b) He intends to find one like it in America.
(c) It is a long trip and they won't see it for several months.
(d) He is considering selling it and wants Elsa's opinion.
9. What does Einstein do after his retirement in Chapter Fourteen?
(a) Continues figuring out new theories.
(b) Visits friends.
(c) Travels around the world.
(d) Sleeps a lot.
10. With which detractors of his theories does Einstein grow particularly angry?
(a) Those who set out to prove he is crazy.
(b) Those who are academically jealous.
(c) Those who attack him on personal matters.
(d) Those who don't understand his theory.
11. In what year does Einstein die?
12. What is ironic about Hitler's attitude toward Einstein in Chapter Twelve?
(a) Einstein is not particularly tied to his religion.
(b) Einstein agrees with Hitler's policies.
(c) Einstein makes Hitler famous.
(d) Einstein doesn't live in Germany.
13. Einstein resigns from the Commission for the Co-operation of Intellectuals after a year because he realizes what about the organization?
(a) They are only interesting in the smaller countries.
(b) They are only interested in making money.
(c) They are only interested in stopping Communism.
(d) They are only interested in helping the powerful members.
14. During the tour of Japan, Einstein's guide says that Einstein offends Japanese people. How?
(a) His lecture does not last four hours like the first.
(b) He does not greet the mayor appropriately.
(c) He does not put on a clean coat for the lecture.
(d) He does not bother to learn Japanese.
15. During the racial purge of German Universities, which of the following groups are NOT fired?
(b) Those married to Jewish women.
(d) Older professors.
Short Answer Questions
1. Einstein gives a gift to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Chapter Thirteen. What is the gift?
2. Einstein adopts a terrier pup in Chapter Fourteen. What is the name of the dog?
3. A major event takes place in Einstein's family in Chapter Ten. What is it?
4. Some members of the city council in Berlin oppose giving Einstein a gift. In exasperation, Einstein does what?
5. Who comes to live with Einstein early in Chapter Fourteen?
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