|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Einstein's attitude toward the murder of Walter Rathenau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the opening of Chapter Nine?
2. When asked by the Archbishop what effect his theory has on religion, what does Einstein answer?
3. Bertrand Russell comments that "Everybody knows that Einstein does something astonishing...".
4. After children sing carols at the Einstein house for Christmas, what reward does he offer them?
5. Who is present when Einstein dies at the end of Chapter Fourteen?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Einstein's relationship with Germany from his early days as a professor to his final days in America. How does the relationship change? How do the attitudes of the common people change? Is Einstein responsible in any way for his status, or is he purely a victim of circumstance?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Compare and contrast Mileva Maritsch and Elsa Einstein. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each woman? In what ways do each influence Einstein's life?
This section contains 1,091 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)