Einstein's Dreams Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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. To take advantage of what scientists have discovered in the past, what have some people done to their homes?
(a) Built them on boats over the Equator.
(b) Placed them on stilts in the mountains.
(c) Built them in caves.
(d) Built them with no contract on time.

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

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

4. Who is the woman saying goodbye to in the hospital on Gerberngasse?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her child.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her father.

5. In the Prologue, how many times does the clock tower chime?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Six.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Einstein sneak away from his wife in the middle of the night?

2. What month does the Swiss and English couple meet to vacation together?

3. What month is it in the "19 April 1905" dream?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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