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. According to the narrator, what is the physical body?
(a) A thing to be ordered, not obeyed.
(b) A thing to be obeyed, not ordered.
(c) A mass of organisms that pull in only one direction.
(d) A mass of organisms that pull in different directions at all times.

2. What is the woman in the shadows waiting for?
(a) To be carried back to her own time.
(b) To be arrested so she can keep her timeline of life intact.
(c) To hear a cardinal sing.
(d) To hear the church bells chime three times.

3. How many pages is the young man's theory of time?
(a) Forty.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Twenty.

4. According to the narrator in the "28 April 1905" dream, what is visible in all places?
(a) The future.
(b) The past.
(c) Mistakes.
(d) Time.

5. To what does the Zytgloggeturm pay tribute?
(a) The future.
(b) The past.
(c) Time.
(d) The infinite.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do those of religious faith see time as evidence of?

3. Why is the woman, hiding at no. 22 Kamgasse, crouching in the shadows?

4. According to the dream on "24 April 1905," what happens when the two "times" meet?

5. If a person holds no ambitions in the world described in the "4 May 1905" dream, what happens to him?

(see the answer key)

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