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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the "29 May 1905" dream, how does the world exist?
(a) In constant motion.
(b) In a state of constant order.
(c) In a state of distress.
(d) In slow motion.

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

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

5. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" time is in the "10 June 1905" dream?
(a) A sole existence.
(b) A quantity and not a quality.
(c) A measurement.
(d) A quality and not a quantity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is responsible for discovering the "speed effect?"

2. What does the middle-aged man receive during the "2 June 1905" dream?

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

4. 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?

5. In the "17 June 1905" dream, why is the baker yelling at a woman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What options do people have when it comes to reading their Book of Life?

2. Describe the cafe that stands on the corner of Kramgasse and Theaterplatz.

3. Describe the life of a peach in the world where time travels in reverse.

4. Why does the young man in the 17 June 1905 dream leave his lover and tell her he cannot see her again?

5. Why does the man at the graveside refuse to weep for his deceased friend?

6. Describe the life of a "Now."

7. How does the narrator describe a world without a future?

8. How did the notion of the speed effect come to be known?

9. In the second Interlude, to what does Besso compare Einstein's present health?

10. What is the young woman at no. 27 Viktoriastrasse doing right before she thrusts herself into the future?

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