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. According to the "3 June 1905" dream, what is a life planned by?
(a) Light.
(b) Dark.
(c) Time.
(d) Age.

2. How long ago, in the "17 June 1905" dream, did the lovers meet?
(a) One day ago.
(b) One week ago.
(c) One month ago.
(d) One year ago.

3. What animal are people who heed time compared to in the 3 June 1905 dream?
(a) Elephants.
(b) Cats.
(c) Birds.
(d) Bears.

4. 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.

5. What month is it, in the "15 June 1905" dream, for the young man in the polytechnic in Zurich?
(a) October.
(b) June.
(c) July.
(d) December.

6. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" in the "9 June 1905" dream?
(a) That people live forever.
(b) That people die only after they have achieved their dreams.
(c) That life exists in several dimensions at the same time.
(d) That time exists in a vacuum.

7. What does the woman in the "2 June 1905" dream begin teaching?
(a) Literature.
(b) Anthropology.
(c) History.
(d) Science.

8. What happens to the woman described in the "2 June 1905" dream?
(a) She awakens each day not knowing how old she will be.
(b) She grows younger but with significantly devastating side effects.
(c) She grows younger rapidly from old woman to young woman in less than a week.
(d) She grows younger.

9. How do the Laters walk and dress?
(a) The Laters walk when they have to only and wear bed-clothes at all times.
(b) The Laters walk with an easy gait and dress in loose fitting clothes.
(c) The Laters walk hurriedly so as to not be accosted into doing something now and they wear robes.
(d) The Laters walk absentmindedly and wear long dress like clothing.

10. In the "2 June 1905" dream, how does the story of the woman end?
(a) The "woman" nursing.
(b) The "woman" at her birth.
(c) The "woman" in her mother's womb.
(d) The "woman" at her graduation from gymnasium.

11. How is time described in the "17 June 1905" dream?
(a) As discontinuous.
(b) As flashes.
(c) As continuous.
(d) As explosive.

12. How are events triggered in the world described in the "10 June 1905" dream?
(a) By meeting standards.
(b) By time alone.
(c) By other events.
(d) By measurements.

13. How does the narrator describe births, marriages, and deaths in the 15 June 1905 dream?
(a) Doors to choose to enter.
(b) Insignificant happenings.
(c) Signposts in time.
(d) Overly significant happenings.

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 mad that others are traveling faster than they are.
(c) Because they live in complete solitude and what no interference.
(d) Because they are afraid to look upon the clock tower on Kramgasse.

15. According to the "29 May 1905" dream, why does this world exist as it does?
(a) Time passes more slowly for those who keep order.
(b) Time passes more slowly for those in motion.
(c) Time passes more slowly for those in distress.
(d) Time passes in slow motion.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the world actually seen by its residents in the "5 June 1905" dream?

2. How old is the young woman, in the "15 June 190" dream, when she finally stops her travel into the future?

3. According to the narrator, the world described in the "11 June 1905" dream, is a world without what?

4. How does time move in the world described in the 2 June 1905 dream?

5. How do the clouds appear, in the "17 June 1905" dream, after a gap in time?

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