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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Einstein encourages other scientists to check his theories, one of which requires a total eclipse. What prevents that experiment?
(a) World War 1.
(b) World War 2.
(c) Russian Civil War.
(d) Franco-Prussian War.

2. Based on Einstein's work, scientists follow clues on atomic energy and eventually learn how to do what?
(a) Create a synthetic sun.
(b) Harness solar energy to use as power.
(c) Transform a uranium atom into energy.
(d) Split a plutonium atom.

3. What reason does Hermann give for moving his family to Munich?
(a) He needs a job.
(b) His wife is happier there.
(c) His parents are close by.
(d) He wants his son to get a good education.

4. Miss Dukas reproves Einstein for doing what toward the end of Chapter One?
(a) Letting strangers into the house.
(b) Drinking coffee at the coffee shop.
(c) Talking to too many people on his way home.
(d) Going out without his socks.

5. What does Einstein tell the boy from the porch that he remembers best about Munich?
(a) Walking to school everyday.
(b) Listening to his mother play Beethoven on the piano.
(c) Playing with his sister in the front yard.
(d) Fighting on the playground.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mrs. Einstein asks how Albert gets his nickname at school, what does he tell her?

2. The boy Miss Dukas leaves on the porch mentions to Einstein that his family all die in concentration camps, and that he is from what city?

3. Toward the end of Chapter Seven, Einstein's theory is finally ______.

4. Chapter Two ends with Mrs. Einstein expressing her desire that her son becomes what?

5. How does Einstein refer to the way he feels about lecturing at the university?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mr. Einstein's appearance at the opening of the book.

2. Describe Mileva Maritsch's frustrations with her marriage to Einstein. Is it Einstein with whom she is displeased, or something else?

3. Explain what happens to the group of German astronomers who plan to check Einstein's theory on light rays by observing a total eclipse.

4. In what ways is Elsa just what Einstein needs? Explain.

5. Is it easy or difficult to manage a child like Albert? Explain.

6. Why does Mileva decide not to move with her husband to Berlin?

7. According to the author, how is the relationship between Einstein and Mileva during and after their divorce?

8. What is interesting about Einstein's approach to the customary visits usually undertaken by new staff members? What is the result of his decision?

9. According to the author, why does young Einstein not fit in at his school?

10. As Einstein starts receiving professorships, why is Mileva still frustrated with their financial situation?

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