Einstein's Dreams Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What rushes forward to envelope the people in the last seconds before the world ends?
(a) Flood waters.
(b) Winds.
(c) Snow.
(d) Darkness.

2. What does the European Union of 1979 depend upon?
(a) The meeting of Fredderik Strauss and Ivan Tauchnik.
(b) Hans Klausen's birth.
(c) The marriage of Franz Kipperten and Penelope Marden.
(d) The death of Sanze Kinterton.

3. According to the "14 May 1905" dream, who makes pilgrimages to the center of time?
(a) Everyone at least once in his or her life.
(b) Parents with their children and lovers.
(c) Only newlyweds.
(d) Those close to death.

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

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

6. According to the narrator, why do "cursed citizens wrestle with their bedsheets"?
(a) Because they have sinned.
(b) Because they feel torn by time.
(c) Because their lives are in shambles.
(d) Because their mistakes will be repeated.

7. According to the narrator, what are people in a world of only one day?
(a) Accepting.
(b) Equal.
(c) Excited.
(d) Saddened.

8. Why is the woman, hiding at no. 22 Kamgasse, crouching in the shadows?
(a) She is afraid of being attacked.
(b) She is afraid of kicking up dust.
(c) She has been assaulted and does not know whom to trust.
(d) She is not sure where she is.

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

10. According to the narrator, without commitment there is what?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Hate.
(c) Upheaval.
(d) Chaos.

11. In the world described in the "11 May 1905" dream, what does the passage of time bring?
(a) Increasing anxiety.
(b) Increasing order.
(c) Decreasing order.
(d) Decreasing anxiety.

12. What does the narrator say people transported to the past fear?
(a) Nothing. They are not aware of the time transfer.
(b) They fear not knowing how to act.
(c) A change they make in the past could affect the future.
(d) Making the same mistakes they made in the "future."

13. What does the narrator want readers to consider in the "3 May 1905" dream?
(a) A world in which life and death balance.
(b) A world in which life and death do not balance.
(c) A world in which cause and effect balance.
(d) A world in which cause and effect are erratic.

14. What is the tragedy of the world described in the "10 May 1905" dream?
(a) Everyone is sick.
(b) No one is happy.
(c) Everyone is dying.
(d) No one can help but sin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month is the Prologue set?

2. According to the narrator in the "3 May 1905" dream, a world of sincerity is also a world of what?

3. According to the narrator, what do parents treasure given they think they may not witness it again?

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

5. What does the narrator want readers to suppose time is?

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