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

2. How does a country enslave its citizens?
(a) Through engendering mistrust amongst their citizens.
(b) Through economic deprivation.
(c) Through the rationing of basic necessities.
(d) Through forced military service.

3. What does Einstein say is the greatest change in physics since Newton?
(a) Tesla's theory of voltage.
(b) The Planck theory.
(c) Faraday/Maxwell's work on electromagnetic phenomena.
(d) Edison's definition of ohms.

4. Why should Judaism not be called a religion?
(a) Because it acknowledges all paths lead to God.
(b) Because it demands no "faith"; just the sanctification of life.
(c) Because faith is counter to its precepts.
(d) Because it is a way of life.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the academies demand of Einstein?

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

3. Upon what is the special theory of relativity based?

4. What do Faraday/Maxwell show exist in "free space"?

5. What is the one good thing about the fact that America has heaped so many accolades on Einstein?

(see the answer key)

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