Einstein's Dreams Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 11 June 1905 through Interlude.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the "15 June 1905" dream, how many years in the future does the young woman go?
(a) 5.
(b) 15.
(c) 10.
(d) 20.

2. What actions of Einstein's surprised Besso when he looked like Einstein does now?
(a) Einstein took Besso into his home and cared for him for a month.
(b) When Einstein came to Besso's home to care for him.
(c) When Einstein took a leave from work to travel with Besso on a personal health vacation.
(d) When Einstein quit his own job to care for Besso.

3. Finish the following line: "A world in which time is absolute is a world of ____________."
(a) Unpredictability.
(b) Supremacy.
(c) Immediacy.
(d) Consolation.

4. What is the name of Basso's wife?
(a) Svea.
(b) Viveka.
(c) Anna.
(d) Freja.

5. What do those of religious faith see time as evidence of?
(a) Death.
(b) God.
(c) The Apocalypse.
(d) The Second Coming.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long ago, in the "17 June 1905" dream, did the lovers meet?

2. What can a person see from the cafe on the corner of Kramagasse and Theaterplatz?

3. What kind of person does Besso think Einstein is?

4. What is happening in the young woman's house in the "15 June 1905" dream?

5. Where is Besso's visitor from?

(see the answer key)

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