Einstein's Dreams Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Einstein eating in the second Interlude?
(a) Banbury tarts.
(b) Cottolene.
(c) Crackers.
(d) Sweet potato croquettes.

5. How do the clouds appear, in the "17 June 1905" dream, after a gap in time?
(a) Exactly the same.
(b) Gone completely.
(c) Moved, but not really enough to notice.
(d) Moved and, therefore, confusing for inhabitants.

6. Why do some people, in the world described in the "29 May 1905" dream, refuse to look out their windows?
(a) Because they are mad that others are traveling faster than they are.
(b) Because they are afraid that others are moving slower 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.

7. According to the narrator, in the world described in the "22 May 1905" dream, what happens to people who have had "their vision"?
(a) Their world is fragmented.
(b) Their world is one of constant failures.
(c) Their world is one of guaranteed success.
(d) Their world is one of uncompleted plans.

8. What does the middle-aged man receive during the "2 June 1905" dream?
(a) The Georg B├╝chner Prize.
(b) A Humanitarian Award.
(c) A Nobel Prize for literature.
(d) A Nobel Prize for physics.

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

10. What have those who live in the world of the "9 June 1905" dream determined is the only way to live?
(a) To ignore all others advice.
(b) To ask all others of their advice.
(c) To die.
(d) To do as much as they can, as soon as they can.

11. 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 frowns.
(c) Due to a gap in time, she lets on tear fall.
(d) Due to a gap in time, she grimaces.

12. In the "17 June 1905" dream, why is the baker yelling at a woman?
(a) She is his lover and they are arguing.
(b) She has not paid her bill.
(c) She is not making her regular pick-ups on time.
(d) She is late for work.

13. What invention preceded the notice of the "speed effect"?
(a) The invention of the internal combustion engine.
(b) Da Vinci's invention of the parachute.
(c) The Wright Brothers' invention of the first engine plane.
(d) Newton's invention of the laws of universal gravitation and motion.

14. In the "15 June 1905" dream, what is the young woman staring at?
(a) A photograph of her as a child.
(b) A photograph of her dog.
(c) A photograph of her boyfriend.
(d) A photograph of a swing in her yard.

15. What are gaps described as in this world's time, the "17 June 1905" dream?
(a) Imperceptible.
(b) So noticeable that people are confused.
(c) So overly noticeable that some people go insane.
(d) Somewhat noticeable that people make small readjustments and continue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the world described in the "3 June 1905" dream, how do people learn about the seasons?

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

3. What does the woman in the "2 June 1905" dream begin teaching?

4. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" in the "9 June 1905" dream?

5. What is happening in the young woman's house in the "15 June 1905" dream?

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