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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. Elsa Einstein notes in an interview that "To be the wife of this man..."
(a) "is a huge nuisance."
(b) "is very difficult."
(c) "is absolutely wonderful."
(d) "is very entertaining."
2. During his tour of America, Einstein is beginning to have grave concerns about what situation at home in Germany?
(a) Growing militarism.
(b) Growing dropout rate.
(c) Growing poverty.
(d) Growing national debt.
3. On the way home from the trip to Japan, Einstein cannot resist an invitation to visit what country?
4. In what year does Einstein die?
5. Why does Einstein agree to write to the President to discuss the atomic bomb?
(a) He hopes to be rewarded by the President.
(b) He doesn't think it can be done anyway.
(c) He can't refuse to help his friends.
(d) He knows the Nazis eventually build an atom bomb.
Short Answer Questions
1. Toward the end of Chapter Thirteen, what happens to Elsa Einstein?
2. When asked by a reporter if he is happy in America, how does Einstein respond?
3. During the racial purge of German Universities, which of the following groups are NOT fired?
4. At the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Einstein finally resumes his research on what?
5. A major event takes place in Einstein's family in Chapter Ten. What is it?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Einstein's attempts to help those less fortunate refugees in Chapter Thirteen.
2. Why is Einstein so enthused to meet Dr. Albert Michelson in California?
3. Einstein brings national attention to Germany, so it seems logical that Hitler celebrates Einstein's success. This is not the case. Why?
4. Elsa Einstein says that it is difficult to be married to Albert Einstein. Does this seem likely? Why is it difficult?
5. Describe the boat incident in Chapter Thirteen, and explain what the reader learns about Einstein from this story.
6. Explain Einstein's worries about the German Republic and his disturbing revelation in Marseilles.
7. Explain Einstein's view of the political climate in Germany at the beginning of Chapter Nine.
8. Explain why some Japanese are insulted when Einstein speaks in that country.
9. Describe and explain Einstein's answer to the reporter who asks about the political climate in Germany. Why is Einstein so careful in answering?
10. Explain why Einstein, a former pacifist, agrees to speak to President Roosevelt about the creation of an atomic bomb.
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