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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. How long does it take Einstein to become a US citizen?
(a) Five years.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two years.
(d) Twenty years.
2. The author ends the book by quoting what important person?
(a) President Taft.
(b) Hans Albert Einstein.
(c) President Eisenhower.
(d) Mrs. Einstein.
3. Which of the following does the author NOT mention as current possible benefits of atomic power?
(a) Conquering deserts.
(b) Conquering poverty.
(c) Conquering other countries.
(d) Conquering diseases.
4. Bertrand Russell comments that "Everybody knows that Einstein does something astonishing...".
(a) "but no one thinks it is important."
(b) "and the whole world knows exactly what he does."
(c) "but very few people know exactly what it is that he does."
(d) "and we eagerly await his next invention."
5. 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 inability to speak French.
(b) His unkempt appearance.
(c) His crazy theories.
(d) His German birth.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Mrs. Einstein's role in her husband's new fame?
2. Einstein has a medical issue in Chapter Ten. While in Switzerland, he has a ___________.
3. As Einstein grows older, he discovers that he enjoys a new hobby. What is it?
4. After Einstein's meeting with the German consul, one of the staff says what about Einstein's decision not to return to Germany?
5. Once the atomic bomb is built and tested, how does Einstein recommend the US proceed?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Einstein's worries about the German Republic and his disturbing revelation in Marseilles.
2. Einstein wins a Nobel Prize for physics in 1922, but not for his theory on relativity. For what work is he given the Nobel, and why is relativity not included?
3. Explain Einstein's view of the political climate in Germany at the beginning of Chapter Nine.
4. The Holocaust is not underway when Einstein elects not to return to Germany. Why does he decide to stay away from his homeland?
5. Describe Einstein's attempts to help those less fortunate refugees in Chapter Thirteen.
6. Explain why some Japanese are insulted when Einstein speaks in that country.
7. What does the reader learn about Einstein's tastes, based on his reaction to the quarters on the ship reserves for him?
8. Einstein brings national attention to Germany, so it seems logical that Hitler celebrates Einstein's success. This is not the case. Why?
9. Why is Einstein happier at Princeton University than he is at previous appointments?
10. Explain why Einstein, a former pacifist, agrees to speak to President Roosevelt about the creation of an atomic bomb.
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