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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What part of California do the Einsteins NOT enjoy?
2. Hitler claims that all BUT WHICH group causes Germany to lose World War I?
3. 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.
4. Einstein doesn't usually enjoy movies, but he does appreciate the one he attends as a guest of which movie star in Chapter Eleven?
5. Einstein learns he is awarded what distinction at the end of Chapter Nine?
Essay Topic 1
What impact does Einstein's theory have in areas other than science? What philosophers use his work, and for what purposes?
Essay Topic 2
Albert Einstein is a pacifist. Using supporting material from the book, explain his world view and how it evolves over the course of his life. What are the factors that initially influence him to become a pacifist, and why does he eventually abandon the notion? How does his pacifism affect his scientific career?
Essay Topic 3
How does the reader reconcile Einstein's pacifism with his decision to become involved with the production of the atomic bomb? Aren't those two things mutually exclusive? Is Einstein a hypocrite, or is there a bigger picture to consider?
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