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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the one good thing about the fact that America has heaped so many accolades on Einstein?
(a) That it is a sign that America is open minded.
(b) That it may help them forgive Germany's excesses.
(c) It is a sign that materialism has not completely taken over the minds of Americans.
(d) That it is a sign that Americans value education.

6. What is one attribute of American research that is giving them an increasing edge in the development of technology over other countries?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Propriety.
(c) Cooperation.
(d) Secrecy.

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

8. 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 unlimited freedom of the labor market's extraordinary progress in methods of production.
(d) The use of manual labor when machines are available.

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

10. What does Einstein believe about all profound scientists?
(a) That they are fooling not only themselves but the public.
(b) That they are religious, but not religiously naïve.
(c) That they hold knowledge to a higher standard of verification than is necessary.
(d) That they cannot be trusted.

11. What impact does technological progress have on human relations?
(a) It promotes human relations.
(b) It freezes human relations.
(c) It accelerates human relations.
(d) It retards human relations.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does religion deal?

2. What does Einstein say about the League of Nations' Committee of Intellectual Cooperation?

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

4. Why must disarmament and joint security occur all at once or not at all?

5. In what year is "Religion and Science: Irreconcilable?" written?

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