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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5, pp. 217-290.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens if there are no general laws?
(a) Epirical facts lack value.
(b) The deductions are useless.
(c) Specifics are inaccurate.
(d) The masses will not understand the specifics.

2. What does the the "Riemannian curvature" do?
(a) Helps explain the shape of Earth and other planets.
(b) Shows how orbits are created.
(c) Links the theory with the facts of astronomy.
(d) Defines the orbit of electrons.

3. What prevents Jews from giving blind obeisance to any moral authority?
(a) A strong critical spirit.
(b) The commands of the Torah.
(c) The education of their people.
(d) The value Jews place on individualism.

4. With what is this section primarily concerned?
(a) Why Jewish people tend to be good scientists.
(b) How science and religion can co-exist.
(c) Why Jewish people are model citizens.
(d) Einstein's scientific theories.

5. Besides pure logical thinking what else is required to attain knowledge of the empirical world?
(a) Faith.
(b) The right equipment to prove theories.
(c) Experience.
(d) Experiments.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Einstein get in touch with his Jewish heritage?

2. "On Academic Freedom" (1931) defends whom?

3. What does Germany use to justify atrocities against the Jews?

4. What guards Jews from social and psychological problems?

5. What is the "ether" idea invented by earlier scientists?

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