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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, pp. 28-80.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Einstein urge to appreciate the legacy of countless generations and work to understand all nations and ages?
(a) Elderly politicians.
(b) Those who would go to war.
(c) Unhappy youth.
(d) Happy youth.

2. In what way does Einstein compare Europeans to Americans?
(a) Europeans are more gullible than Americans.
(b) Europeans value family more than Americans.
(c) Europeans are more generous than Americans.
(d) He says Europeans are more pessimistic in general than Americans.

3. What should history do?
(a) Teach the future.
(b) Influence the future.
(c) Interpret the progress in civilization rather than calculating power and success.
(d) Be forgotten.

4. What happens when religious people insist the Bible is absolutely truth or when scientists render value judgments?
(a) A new field of science is born.
(b) The thesis of each side offers a synthesis.
(c) Conflicts arise.
(d) A consensus is reached.

5. Who does Einstein praise for her moral qualities and hardships above her intellectual accomplishments?
(a) Marie Curie.
(b) Samantha Carter.
(c) Golda Meir.
(d) Mother Theresa.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Einstein think people should labor as little as possible to maintain life and health?

2. How does Einstein characterize people who read only newspapers and modern literature?

3. What is valued more in Europe than in the United States?

4. In what field do Americans fall behind their European counterparts?

5. What has science not done?

(see the answer key)

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