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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sort of life does Einstein believe is good for all human beings?
(a) Cluttered with stuff with which to amuse.
(b) Simple.
(c) Intensely focused.
(d) Full of change.

2. What does Einstein say about the struggle for human rights?
(a) It is illusionary.
(b) Each person has to choose his own rights.
(c) It is eternal.
(d) It is visionary.

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

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

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

6. How does Einstein characterize the women of America?
(a) As cyphers.
(b) As rejecting advances.
(c) As a millstone around the necks of their husbands.
(d) As intellectually inferior.

7. What does Einstein believe will not move humanity forward?
(a) Hate.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Technology.
(d) Industry.

8. With the family eroding, society depends on the schools for what?
(a) Not to transfer a maximum quantity of knowledge to students, but to help them think and act independently.
(b) To teach morals.
(c) To instill purpose in the students.
(d) To supervise activities rather than learning.

9. What does Einstein warn the Progressive Education Association?
(a) That progress without intention is disasterous.
(b) That teaching pacifism without spurning militarism is unrealistic.
(c) That education is worthless without morality.
(d) That progress without deliberation leads to becoming mired in legality.

10. According to Einstein, what provides no security to the world situation?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Weapons.
(c) The League of Nations and Court of Arbitration.
(d) Belief in God.

11. Whose saying has greatly influenced Einstein since he was quite young?
(a) Plato.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Schopenhauer.
(d) Kant.

12. What impact does technological progress have on human relations?
(a) It retards human relations.
(b) It promotes human relations.
(c) It freezes human relations.
(d) It accelerates human relations.

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

14. How are Americans foolish?
(a) To believe Hitler's promises.
(b) To participate in a war that is not of their making.
(c) To give false assurances to their allies.
(d) To be unconcerned with the rest of the world.

15. What is one attribute of American research that is giving them an increasing edge in the development of technology over other countries?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Propriety.
(c) Secrecy.
(d) Cooperation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Einstein urge to appreciate the legacy of countless generations and work to understand all nations and ages?

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

3. Of what does Einstein warn Fascist nations?

4. What should history do?

5. How could unilateral disarmament be negotiated?

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