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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. In what field do Americans fall behind their European counterparts?
(a) Armament.
(b) International politics.
(c) Charity.
(d) Research and development.

2. How does Einstein characterize the House Un-American Activities Committee?
(a) As a modern inquisitional institution.
(b) As a group of men doing a necessary cleansing.
(c) With the highest respect.
(d) As the lapdog of facism.

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

4. "On Academic Freedom" (1931) defends whom?
(a) Kant.
(b) E. J. Gumbel.
(c) Schoenberger.
(d) Hitler.

5. What does Einstein need a great deal of?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Possessions.
(c) Social interaction.
(d) Solitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Einstein laud in "Congratulations to a Critic"?

2. What does Einstein value in the German system of government?

3. What could be organized to protect the world against nuclear power?

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

5. Of what does Einstein warn Fascist nations?

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