Einstein's Dreams Test | Final Test - Easy

Alan Lightman
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Einstein's Dreams Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is time, in the "17 June 1905" dream, described as?
(a) A stretch of veins in the human body.
(b) A stretch of nerve fibers.
(c) A congested interstate.
(d) A length of braided rope.

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

4. 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.

5. In the world described in the "3 June 1905" dream, how do people learn about the seasons?
(a) Through museums.
(b) From books.
(c) Through pictures.
(d) Through notes from the dead.

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

7. How is the population of the cities in the "9 June 1905" dreams split?
(a) In four: The Laters, the Nows, the Nevers, and the Always.
(b) In three: The Laters, the Nows, and the Nevers.
(c) In three: The Laters, the Nows, the Intentionals.
(d) In two: The Laters and the Nows.

8. How is the world described in the "15 June 1905" dream?
(a) Time is a visible dimension.
(b) Time is reversible.
(c) Time is negotiable.
(d) Time is oblivious to all inhabitants.

9. According to the "22 May 1905" dream, how does time flow in the world described?
(a) In accelerating spurts.
(b) Unevenly and fitfully.
(c) Smoothly and consistently.
(d) In alternating phases of fast and slow.

10. For people in the world described in the "20 May 1905" dream, what does each one carry?
(a) A cross to ward off evil.
(b) Their own record of sins.
(c) Their own personal Book of Life.
(d) Personal cameras to record their visits.

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

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 can Besso tell that Einstein is making progress on his theory?
(a) The erratic way Einstein's hair is jutting out in all directions.
(b) The dark circles under Einstein's eyes.
(c) The way that Einstein's eye look glassed over.
(d) The fact that Einstein has not changed clothes in three days.

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

15. Why does the young man choose to return to his proper place in time rather than staying a few minutes in the future in the "15 June 1905" dream?
(a) The future brings bad news regarding his doctorate.
(b) The future contains a death he is not ready for.
(c) The future is cold and uncertain.
(d) The future is too warm.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's explanation of such a short life in the "3 June 1905" dream?

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

3. What time of the day is it at the beginning of the second Interlude?

4. In the "11 June 1905" dream, imagining the _____________ is no more possible than seeing colors beyond _______________.

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

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 720 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Einstein's Dreams Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Einstein's Dreams from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook