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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What will happen if the US, England, Germany, and France threaten to boycott Japan for its aggression in China?
(a) Japan will yield.
(b) Japan will attack those countries.
(c) Japan will negotiate.
(d) China will attack Europe.

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

4. For what do human beings have a thirst?
(a) Deliberate action.
(b) Assured knowledge.
(c) Absolute conviction.
(d) Happiness.

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

6. How should readers approach the person in question #32?
(a) With an open mind.
(b) The man's works should not be read by the average person.
(c) With the idea of refuting what he writes.
(d) With skepticism.

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

8. What is valued more in Europe than in the United States?
(a) Tradition.
(b) Competition.
(c) Visual art and music.
(d) Honor.

9. Though science can produce knowledge and means of action, what can it not do?
(a) Produce truth.
(b) Stop thinking that arises from myth.
(c) Set goals or pass value judgments.
(d) Initiate that action.

10. Why must disarmament and joint security occur all at once or not at all?
(a) Because someone will inevitably double cross the others.
(b) Because those countries still armed will not do what they say once others disarm.
(c) Because peace is unenforcable if some countries are still armed.
(d) Because as long as war is possible, everyone wants to be in a position to win.

11. Once combat starts, what is meaningless?
(a) Protection for civilians.
(b) A peaceful resolution.
(c) Armaments and rules for the conduct of war.
(d) Finger pointing.

12. What will force even the most reactionary scientists to cooperate?
(a) Economic pressures.
(b) War.
(c) Political pressure.
(d) The desire for knowledge.

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

14. Unless all nations band together to face aggressors, what is inevitable?
(a) Universal anarchy and terror.
(b) Capitulation of pacific nations.
(c) Universal domination and subjugation.
(d) Triumph of evil.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Einstein seem to hate above all else?

3. How does Einstein characterize the House Un-American Activities Committee?

4. With what does religion deal?

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

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