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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Einstein claim uncontrolled technology has created?
(a) A reliance on machines that may prove society's downfall.
(b) Massive religious unrest.
(c) An abandonment of religious principles.
(d) Massive unemployment.

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

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

4. Who does Einstein think is the man least likely to be duped by desires?
(a) The Pope.
(b) Churchill.
(c) Freud.
(d) Hitler.

5. Why are Americans so far removed from the Asians and Russians?
(a) Americans are intellectually far inferior.
(b) Americans live more for the future than the present.
(c) Americans are intellectually far superior.
(d) Americans have no sense of traditions.

6. What should history do?
(a) Influence the future.
(b) Be forgotten.
(c) Interpret the progress in civilization rather than calculating power and success.
(d) Teach the future.

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. What three topics are addressed in Part 1?
(a) Freedom, love, government.
(b) Freedom, religion, and education.
(c) Government, education and religion.
(d) Science, religion, and relationships.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Einstein believe about all profound scientists?

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

4. What has too much influence on public thought?

5. What impact does technological progress have on human relations?

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