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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Einstein is very happy to travel to California as Chapter Eleven begins because he gets to meet ______________, one of his early inspirations.
2. What is ironic about Hitler's attitude toward Einstein in Chapter Twelve?
3. What sad event happens to the Einstein family during Chapter Thirteen?
4. The author gives three reasons why some scientists disagree with Einstein's work. Which of the following does the author NOT mention?
5. When asked by a reporter if he is happy in America, how does Einstein respond?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Einstein's view of the political climate in Germany at the beginning of Chapter Nine.
2. Einstein asks an American diplomat why the U.S. does not try to end Japan's aggressions in China with a boycott. Explain the diplomat's response and Einstein's feelings about the response.
3. Explain why Einstein, a former pacifist, agrees to speak to President Roosevelt about the creation of an atomic bomb.
4. Explain Einstein's worries about the German Republic and his disturbing revelation in Marseilles.
5. The Holocaust is not underway when Einstein elects not to return to Germany. Why does he decide to stay away from his homeland?
6. Describe Einstein's attempts to help those less fortunate refugees in Chapter Thirteen.
7. Why do some Berlin scientists imply that Einstein is a traitor to his country?
8. With what group of critics does Einstein grow angry in Chapter Eight, and why?
9. Why does Einstein finally decide to settle in America?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pick an Einstein quote that sums up his character and discuss in detail why that particular quote says all that needs to be said about him. The selected quote should speak to at least three different aspects of his character.
Essay Topic 2
Science is a constantly changing field, as new scientists expand and improve the work of those who come before them. Discuss at least three other scientific advances besides the atom bomb that Einstein's theory enables and the scientists who buils on his work.
Essay Topic 3
Einstein builds on Newton's ideas. Pick one modern-day scientist who makes a career of building on Einstein's ideas, and discuss the ways in which Einstein's theories are updated from the 20th to the 21st century.
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