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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 concentrate on their intellectual and artistic powers.
(c) Because that labor has no last value.
(d) In order to partake in spiritual pursuits.

4. How does a country enslave its citizens?
(a) Through economic deprivation.
(b) Through forced military service.
(c) Through engendering mistrust amongst their citizens.
(d) Through the rationing of basic necessities.

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

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

7. What does Einstein encourage lesser scientists to do?
(a) Not be isolationist.
(b) To work alone and not waste the time of geniuses.
(c) To help those scientist on the edge of big break throughs.
(d) To work diligently even if its on a very small discovery.

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

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

10. What governing system does Einstein think is best?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Totalitarianism.
(c) Monarchy.
(d) Democratic monarchy.

11. Upon what do great men have little effect?
(a) Art.
(b) Religious persuasion.
(c) The life of the common person.
(d) Political events.

12. What is pacifism that fails to fight against armaments?
(a) Insane.
(b) Wise.
(c) Effective.
(d) Impotent.

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

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

15. What makes life easier but also brings economic dangers that planning must address?
(a) Science and technology.
(b) Labor laws.
(c) Mass production.
(d) Labor unions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Einstein warn Fascist nations?

2. What should history do?

3. How does the individual develop and gain significance?

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

5. Where does Einstein present "Religion and Science"?

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