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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. In Chapter Thirteen, Infeld says of the professor, "Once a work is finished his interest in it ____".
2. With which detractors of his theories does Einstein grow particularly angry?
3. What is Mrs. Einstein's role in her husband's new fame?
4. In what area does Mrs. Einstein excel?
5. Why is Einstein disgusted with his quarters on the ship for America?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the approach Einstein wants the U.S. to take in regards to the atomic bomb after its creation.
2. With what group of critics does Einstein grow angry in Chapter Eight, and why?
3. Describe and explain Einstein's answer to the reporter who asks about the political climate in Germany. Why is Einstein so careful in answering?
4. Explain why Einstein, a former pacifist, agrees to speak to President Roosevelt about the creation of an atomic bomb.
5. Why is Einstein happier at Princeton University than he is at previous appointments?
6. Why is Einstein's international fame surprising?
7. What plan does Einstein think up to slow the flood of autograph requests?
8. Why is Elsa Einstein unhappy in Jerusalem? Explain.
9. 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?
10. Why is Hitler's persecution of Einstein as a Jew ironic? Explain.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Albert Einstein is a problem student. Is he too lazy to learn, or does his school system fail him? Use supporting material from the text and discuss in detail the challenge of teaching Einstein. What other great scholars or artists are difficult students?
Essay Topic 2
What impact does Einstein's theory have in areas other than science? What philosophers use his work, and for what purposes?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Einstein's changing relationship with his religion, from his attitude toward it as a child through young adulthood and finally to old age. In what ways does religion influence him through his life, if at all? How does he reconcile faith with science?
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