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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. According to the "20 May 1905 dream, what must people do at the end of the day?
(a) Follow a path created by string to find their way home.
(b) Call their loved ones to come get them.
(c) Pray.
(d) Consult an address book to learn where they live.

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

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

4. What does the middle-aged man in the "2 June 1905" dream hope to know about that no one else has ever known?
(a) Nature.
(b) Laws of Time.
(c) Relativity.
(d) Facts about light.

5. 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 one of uncompleted plans.
(b) Their world is fragmented.
(c) Their world is one of constant failures.
(d) Their world is one of guaranteed success.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Besso remember looking like Einstein as he is now (second Interlude)?

2. What is Einstein eating in the second Interlude?

3. How is time described in the "17 June 1905" dream?

4. How old is the young woman, in the "15 June 190" dream, when she finally stops her travel into the future?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the life of a "Now."

2. Describe what happens between the baker and the woman in the 17 June 1905 dream.

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

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

5. What happens to the "withered woman" from the 2 June 1905 dream?

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

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

8. Describe the way that time is experienced in the 5 June 1905 dream.

9. How does the narrator describe time in the 17 June 1905 dream?

10. Why have some inhabitants of the 29 May 1905 world become frustrated and despondent?

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