Einstein's Dreams Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 26 April, 1905 through Interlude.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the young man's theory of time to be mailed?
(a) The European journal of physics.
(b) The Swiss journal of physics.
(c) The American journal of physics.
(d) The German journal of physics.

2. According to the narrator, what do people who have been transported back in time wear?
(a) Tatters of clothes.
(b) Bright, illuminating clothing.
(c) Dark, indistinct clothing.
(d) Nothing; their clothing does not transfer to other time periods.

3. Why does the terrace of the Bundesterrasse have a striking view?
(a) Because of the view of the Bundes Falls.
(b) Because of the Aare river and the Bernese Alps.
(c) Because of the view of the square.
(d) Because of the view of the cathedral.

4. How old is Einstein in the novel?
(a) 26.
(b) 27.
(c) 25.
(d) 28.

5. What is the name of Einstein's wife?
(a) Mileva.
(b) Marit.
(c) Karin.
(d) Gulla.

Short Answer Questions

1. To take advantage of what scientists have discovered in the past, what have some people done to their homes?

2. According to the narrator, without commitment there is what?

3. According to the narrator, what did "just as things will be repeated in the future, all things now happening" do?

4. In the "3 May 1905" dream, what have most people learned how to do?

5. Finish the following line: "A world in which time is absolute is a world of ____________."

(see the answer key)

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