Einstein's Dreams Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the second Interlude, what is the first dialogue between Besso and Einstein that the reader comes across?
(a) Besso telling Einstein he does not look well.
(b) Besso asking Einstein how his theory is going.
(c) Besso asking Einstein if he is ill.
(d) Besso telling Einstein that he needs to see a doctor.

2. Where are Besso and Einstein sitting in the second Interlude?
(a) Besso's home.
(b) A cafe.
(c) A brasserie.
(d) A bookstore.

3. In the "15 June 1905 dream," where is the young woman at the end of the dream?
(a) In a nursing home.
(b) In her parent's home.
(c) In her husband's home.
(d) In her bed.

4. What is the young woman staring at in the end of the "15 June 1905" dream?"
(a) A photo of her daughter as a child.
(b) A photo of her getting married.
(c) A photo of her with her newborn child.
(d) A photo of her as a child.

5. What is the narrator's explanation of such a short life in the "3 June 1905" dream?
(a) That the earth spins forward only halfway through a full revolution and then moves backward to the starting point.
(b) That the Earth is farther out in the solar system (like Neptune).
(c) That a person's heart beats so slowly and powerfully that the heart wears out quickly.
(d) The earth spins so slowly that it takes a whole life time to complete one revolution.

6. What time of the day is it at the beginning of the second Interlude?
(a) Mid-day.
(b) Late evening.
(c) Early morning.
(d) Noon.

7. What does the narrator want readers to imagine in the "3 June 1905" dream?
(a) That people live for only 2 days.
(b) That people live for only 12 hours.
(c) That people live for only 36 hours.
(d) That people live only one day.

8. How is the world actually seen by its residents in the "5 June 1905" dream?
(a) Through the senses.
(b) As though looking through the same camera for all inhabitants.
(c) Through different lenses by different people.
(d) Through sight alone.

9. According to the "29 May 1905" dream, how does the world exist?
(a) In a state of distress.
(b) In a state of constant order.
(c) In slow motion.
(d) In constant motion.

10. In the "11 June 1905" dream, imagining the _____________ is no more possible than seeing colors beyond _______________.
(a) Future/Red.
(b) Future/ Violet.
(c) Present/Black.
(d) Present/Blue.

11. According to Besso, what does Einstein live without?
(a) Passion.
(b) Hate.
(c) Love.
(d) Pain.

12. In the third Interlude, where are Einstein and Besso?
(a) At Besso's home.
(b) In the mountains.
(c) In a fishing boat.
(d) At Einstein's home.

13. How old is the young woman, in the "15 June 190" dream, when she finally stops her travel into the future?
(a) 45.
(b) 55.
(c) 40.
(d) 50.

14. Why do some people, in the world described in the "29 May 1905" dream, refuse to look out their windows?
(a) Because they are afraid that others are moving slower than they are.
(b) Because they are afraid to look upon the clock tower on Kramgasse.
(c) Because they are mad that others are traveling faster than they are.
(d) Because they live in complete solitude and what no interference.

15. According to the narrator, in the world described in the "22 May 1905" dream, what happens to people who have not had "their vision"?
(a) Their world is one of inevitable failures.
(b) Their world is one of inactive suspense.
(c) Their world is one of constant reminders of deeds gone wrong.
(d) Their world is one of constant success.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the people in the world, described in the "10 June 1905" dream, who attempt to quantify time?

2. How does the narrator describe births, marriages, and deaths in the 15 June 1905 dream?

3. Who is carried into the woman's home (in the "2 June 1905" dream)?

4. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" time is in the "10 June 1905" dream?

5. How are events triggered in the world described in the "10 June 1905" dream?

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