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

2. What do travelers from the future envy?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Vocalization.
(c) Sleep.
(d) People who live in their own time.

3. What song is the young man humming as he waits for the typist to come into the office?
(a) Beethoven's "Fur Elise."
(b) Beethoven's "The Creatures of Prometheus."
(c) Beethoven's "Fantasy in G."
(d) Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata."

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

5. What month is it in the "19 April 1905" dream?
(a) November.
(b) January.
(c) April.
(d) October.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the woman in the shadows waiting for?

2. Where did Basso and Einstein meet?

3. Where is Besso's visitor from?

4. What is time compared to in the "16 April 1905" dream?

5. According to the narrator in the "28 April 1905" dream, what is visible in all places?

(see the answer key)

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