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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Einstein praise for her moral qualities and hardships above her intellectual accomplishments?
(a) Marie Curie.
(b) Mother Theresa.
(c) Golda Meir.
(d) Samantha Carter.

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

3. What has stood in the way of the development of technology in China and India?
(a) Low technological ability.
(b) Religious intolerance.
(c) Dense population.
(d) Industrial people.

4. How does the individual develop and gain significance?
(a) By diligent striving.
(b) Through participation in the human community.
(c) By clear thinking.
(d) By having good genes.

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

6. Why does Einstein think humans act and think?
(a) To satisfy needs and avoid pain.
(b) In order to evolve.
(c) Because it is a compulsion built into them genetically.
(d) Because they are superior to animals.

7. With what does religion deal?
(a) The need for progress.
(b) The morality of science.
(c) Everything not predetermined by heredity, sets ideals, and educates.
(d) The truthof scientific theories.

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

9. What does Einstein condemn in "Production and Work"?
(a) The use of manual labor when machines are available.
(b) The use of machines that eliminates so many jobs.
(c) The unlimited freedom of the labor market's extraordinary progress in methods of production.
(d) The overproduction of goods.

10. In what year is "Religion and Science" written?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1937.

11. How does Einstein view Bertrand Russell?
(a) With much sceptism.
(b) With contempt.
(c) Admirably.
(d) With condescension.

12. Why does Einstein say individuals should not be singled out and given all-encompassing admiration?
(a) It will give them too high an opinion of themselves.
(b) It will discourage true thought.
(c) Because there are many quiet, unobtrusive individuals as deserving as the one singled out.
(d) It will discourage others to excel.

13. Who does Einstein say are now the ones who advocate international thought?
(a) Intellectuals.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Pseudo-artists.
(d) Communists.

14. What does Einstein seem to hate above all else?
(a) Famine.
(b) Laziness.
(c) Intellectual vapidity.
(d) War.

15. Of what does Einstein warn Fascist nations?
(a) Being to provencial.
(b) Having too much pride in genetic heritage.
(c) Seeking to dominate weaker neighbors.
(d) Seeking to overpopulate.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could unilateral disarmament be negotiated?

2. Who does Einstein think is partly to blame for Europe's condition?

3. With the family eroding, society depends on the schools for what?

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

5. What puzzles Einstein about one aspect of the American economy?

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