Einstein's Dreams Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

2. What is time compared to in the "16 April 1905" dream?
(a) A tree with leaves turning due to fall.
(b) A dream.
(c) A flow of water.
(d) A cocoon.

3. Where is Besso's visitor from?
(a) Rome.
(b) Venice.
(c) Paris.
(d) Prague.

4. What are the two times explained in the "24 April 1905" dream?
(a) Good and bad time.
(b) Mechanical and body time.
(c) Happy and sad time.
(d) Natural and imagined time.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Einstein in the novel?

2. What does the European Union of 1979 depend upon?

3. According to the narrator, what did scientists discover in the past?

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

5. What song is the young man humming as he waits for the typist to come into the office?

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