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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Into how many parts is "Religion and Science" divided?
(a) 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

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

3. Who does Einstein think is partly to blame for Europe's condition?
(a) The indecisiveness of its leaders.
(b) The United States.
(c) The agressiveness of its policies.
(d) The arrogance of its leaders.

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

5. In what year is "Religion and Science: Irreconcilable?" written?
(a) 1940
(b) 1950.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1944.

6. Who has created the League of Nations?
(a) Intellectuals.
(b) The common people.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Communits.

7. Why does Einstein think people should labor as little as possible to maintain life and health?
(a) Because human relationships need as much time as possible.
(b) In order to partake in spiritual pursuits.
(c) Because that labor has no last value.
(d) In order to concentrate on their intellectual and artistic powers.

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

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

10. By what ideals has Einstein lived?
(a) Kindness, beauty and truth.
(b) Beauty, happiness and curiousity.
(c) Truth, industry and happiness.
(d) Happiness, honor and comfort.

11. In what way does Einstein compare Europeans to Americans?
(a) He says Europeans are more pessimistic in general than Americans.
(b) Europeans are more generous than Americans.
(c) Europeans are more gullible than Americans.
(d) Europeans value family more than Americans.

12. 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) Teach compassion.
(d) Determine the existence of God.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What should history do?

2. Who is is the "noblest man of our times" and a natural leader?

3. Why does Einstein think humans act and think?

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

5. Though one man choosing to be a conscientious objector would accomplish little, what would accomplish much?

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