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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What animal are people who heed time compared to in the 3 June 1905 dream?
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. According to the narrator in the "22 May 1905" dream, a world that gives brief scenes from the future, what kinds of risks do people take?
(a) Only the risks that concern their children.
(b) None at all.
(c) Everything a person does is a risk.
4. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" in the "9 June 1905" dream?
(a) That people die only after they have achieved their dreams.
(b) That people live forever.
(c) That time exists in a vacuum.
(d) That life exists in several dimensions at the same time.
5. How does the narrator describe births, marriages, and deaths in the 15 June 1905 dream?
(a) Signposts in time.
(b) Overly significant happenings.
(c) Insignificant happenings.
(d) Doors to choose to enter.
6. How is the world actually seen by its residents in the "5 June 1905" dream?
(a) Through the senses.
(b) Through different lenses by different people.
(c) Through sight alone.
(d) As though looking through the same camera for all inhabitants.
7. Where is Einstein looking as the second Interlude comes to a close?
(a) Towards the Bernese Alps.
(b) Into space.
(c) Towards the town clock.
(d) Towards Aare.
8. Where are Besso and Einstein sitting in the second Interlude?
(a) A brasserie.
(b) Besso's home.
(c) A bookstore.
(d) A cafe.
9. When does Besso remember looking like Einstein as he is now (second Interlude)?
(a) When Besso's wife was diagnosed with a fatal illness.
(b) When Besso's father died.
(c) When Besso found out he was losing his job.
(d) When Besso's son died.
10. 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 is cold and uncertain.
(c) The future contains a death he is not ready for.
(d) The future is too warm.
11. How long ago, in the "17 June 1905" dream, did the lovers meet?
(a) One day ago.
(b) One week ago.
(c) One year ago.
(d) One month ago.
12. How is the population of the cities in the "9 June 1905" dreams split?
(a) In two: The Laters and the Nows.
(b) In four: The Laters, the Nows, the Nevers, and the Always.
(c) In three: The Laters, the Nows, the Intentionals.
(d) In three: The Laters, the Nows, and the Nevers.
13. What does the middle-aged man in the "2 June 1905" dream hope to know about that no one else has ever known?
(b) Laws of Time.
(c) Facts about light.
14. What do all of the people of the world described in the "9 June 1905" dream have in common?
(a) A long list of misdeeds.
(b) A lifetime to complete their goals.
(c) An infinite list of relatives.
(d) A mastering of time.
15. What is time, in the "17 June 1905" dream, described as?
(a) A stretch of nerve fibers.
(b) A length of braided rope.
(c) A stretch of veins in the human body.
(d) A congested interstate.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the narrator's explanation of such a short life in the "3 June 1905" dream?
2. In the "17 June 1905" dream, why is the baker yelling at a woman?
3. According to the "22 May 1905" dream, how does time flow in the world described?
4. According to the dream on 3 June 1905, what is life a brief movement of?
5. How are events triggered in the world described in the "10 June 1905" dream?
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