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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 constant success.
(b) Their world is one of inevitable failures.
(c) Their world is one of inactive suspense.
(d) Their world is one of constant reminders of deeds gone wrong.
2. In the world described in the "3 June 1905" dream, how do people learn about the seasons?
(a) Through pictures.
(b) Through notes from the dead.
(c) From books.
(d) Through museums.
3. According to the "29 May 1905" dream, why does this world exist as it does?
(a) Time passes more slowly for those in distress.
(b) Time passes in slow motion.
(c) Time passes more slowly for those who keep order.
(d) Time passes more slowly for those in motion.
4. In the "2 June 1905" dream, how does the story of the woman end?
(a) The "woman" at her birth.
(b) The "woman" in her mother's womb.
(c) The "woman" nursing.
(d) The "woman" at her graduation from gymnasium.
5. What is the narrator's explanation of such a short life in the "3 June 1905" dream?
(a) That a person's heart beats so slowly and powerfully that the heart wears out quickly.
(b) The earth spins so slowly that it takes a whole life time to complete one revolution.
(c) That the earth spins forward only halfway through a full revolution and then moves backward to the starting point.
(d) That the Earth is farther out in the solar system (like Neptune).
6. What time of the day is it at the beginning of the second Interlude?
(a) Early morning.
(b) Late evening.
7. What is Einstein eating in the second Interlude?
(a) Banbury tarts.
(c) Sweet potato croquettes.
8. How does time move in the world described in the 2 June 1905 dream?
(a) Backwards with exceptions.
(b) Backwards with no consciousness by those growing younger.
(d) Backwards with spurts of forward movement.
9. In the "15 June 1905" dream, what is the young woman staring at?
(a) A photograph of a swing in her yard.
(b) A photograph of her dog.
(c) A photograph of her boyfriend.
(d) A photograph of her as a child.
10. In the "17 June 1905" dream, why does the young man tell his lover that he cannot see her again?
(a) Due to a gap in time, she hesitates.
(b) Due to a gap in time, she grimaces.
(c) Due to a gap in time, she lets on tear fall.
(d) Due to a gap in time, she frowns.
11. Where are Besso and Einstein sitting in the second Interlude?
(a) A brasserie.
(b) Besso's home.
(c) A bookstore.
(d) A cafe.
12. In the "17 June 1905" dream, why is the baker yelling at a woman?
(a) She has not paid her bill.
(b) She is his lover and they are arguing.
(c) She is not making her regular pick-ups on time.
(d) She is late for work.
13. 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 36 hours.
(c) That people live only one day.
(d) That people live for only 12 hours.
14. What month is it, in the "15 June 1905" dream, for the young man in the polytechnic in Zurich?
15. What does Einstein ask Besso for during the third Interlude?
(a) A cracker.
(b) A blanket.
(c) A sandwich.
(d) A coat.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the paper on that Einstein set on Besso's desk (as told in the second Interlude)?
2. How is the population of the cities in the "9 June 1905" dreams split?
3. How can Besso tell that Einstein is making progress on his theory?
4. How is the world described in the "15 June 1905" dream?
5. According to the "3 June 1905" dream, what is a life planned by?
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