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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. Who is responsible for discovering the "speed effect?"
(a) Mr. Alan Mulhouse of Massac.
(b) Mr. Randolph Whig of Surrey.
(c) Sir Handel Moritz of Bern.
(d) Sir Archibald Barrett of Munich.

2. Who is the author of the paper that Einstein left on Besso's desk?
(a) Lorentz.
(b) Maxwell.
(c) Zeeman.
(d) Kaiser.

3. What can a person see from the cafe on the corner of Kramagasse and Theaterplatz?
(a) The Zahringer Fountain.
(b) The whole city of Berne.
(c) The Aare.
(d) The Bernese Alps.

4. How do the Laters walk and dress?
(a) The Laters walk hurriedly so as to not be accosted into doing something now and they wear robes.
(b) The Laters walk absentmindedly and wear long dress like clothing.
(c) The Laters walk with an easy gait and dress in loose fitting clothes.
(d) The Laters walk when they have to only and wear bed-clothes at all times.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are gaps described as in this world's time, the "17 June 1905" dream?

2. For people in the world described in the "20 May 1905" dream, what does each one carry?

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

4. According to the "29 May 1905" dream, how does the world exist?

5. What is wrong with the people who live in the world described in the "20 May 1905" dream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the biggest problem associated with living in the 20 May 1905 world?

2. Why do sunset and sunrise babies become frightened when the light changes?

3. According to the 3 June 1905 dream, describe how a person born in December exists.

4. In the 22 May 1905 dream, what happens for those who have not seen a glimpse of their future yet?

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

6. What has the young woman at no. 27 Viktoriastrasse missed in her life because of the sudden thrust into the future?

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

8. Describe the two different views people of the 15 June 1905 world can have.

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

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

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