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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. Though the scientific method can teach how facts relate and condition one another, what can it not do?
(a) Determine the existence of God.
(b) Teach compassion.
(c) Determine absolute truth.
(d) Deduce the goal of human aspirations.

2. How does Einstein characterize pure scientific research?
(a) As sacred.
(b) As a mixture of guesswork and labwork.
(c) As impossible.
(d) As tainted.

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

4. What does Einstein laud in "Congratulations to a Critic"?
(a) The ability to receive criticism without sulking.
(b) The ability to understand without criticizing.
(c) The abillity to use criticism constructively.
(d) The ability to think independently.

5. What does Einstein admire about Mahatma Ghandi?
(a) His intellect.
(b) His vegetarian diet.
(c) His method of non-cooperation.
(d) The way he treated his wife.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Into how many parts is "Religion and Science" divided?

4. Whose work shatters the framework of classical mechanics and provides the basis for further research in physics?

5. What does Einstein say is very detrimental to the respect for the government?

(see the answer key)

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