Einstein's Dreams Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Alan Lightman
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of the paper that Einstein left on Besso's desk?

2. What does the narrator want readers to "suppose" in the "9 June 1905" dream?

3. How are events triggered in the world described in the "10 June 1905" dream?

4. What do all of the people of the world described in the "9 June 1905" dream have in common?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Answer the following essay question being sure to use at least two examples and fully explaining the reasoning behind your answer:

- What is your least favorite dream from "Einstein's Dreams" and why?

Essay Topic 2

Consider the representation of time and dreams in the novel. Can you find any links that actualize the parallels between dreams and time? Cite three examples from the text that show commonalities between dreams and time. Discuss these parallels in a comparison essay.

Essay Topic 3

Einstein's health is a major concern for Besso. Why do you believe that Besso is concerned about Einstein's health? Are there any specific examples given in the Interludes that would make one think that there was reason for Besso's concern? Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.

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