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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 absolute truth.
(b) Deduce the goal of human aspirations.
(c) Determine the existence of God.
(d) Teach compassion.

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

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

4. What does Einstein say is very detrimental to the respect for the government?
(a) Restricting voting rights.
(b) Passing unenforceable laws.
(c) Giving the vote to women.
(d) Engaging in unwinnable wars.

5. What does Einstein believe about all profound scientists?
(a) That they cannot be trusted.
(b) That they are fooling not only themselves but the public.
(c) That they are religious, but not religiously naïve.
(d) That they hold knowledge to a higher standard of verification than is necessary.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Einstein say are now the ones who advocate international thought?

3. What does Einstein say prompts efficiency and the development of technology in the United States?

4. Who has created the League of Nations?

5. What does Einstein seem to hate above all else?

(see the answer key)

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