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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose work shatters the framework of classical mechanics and provides the basis for further research in physics?
(a) Frederick Grover.
(b) Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.
(c) Max Planck.
(d) Paul Dirac.

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

3. What has science not done?
(a) Given humankind a sense of purpose.
(b) Freed people from religious heresy.
(c) Given humankind the means to achieve an end to war.
(d) Freed people from superstition.

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

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

6. 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.

7. What sort of life does Einstein believe is good for all human beings?
(a) Intensely focused.
(b) Simple.
(c) Cluttered with stuff with which to amuse.
(d) Full of change.

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

9. What does Einstein say about the League of Nations' Committee of Intellectual Cooperation?
(a) It may eventually prove to be valuable.
(b) It at least embodies the principle that "something must be done."
(c) It is full of hot air.
(d) Its members are facists at best.

10. In "Paradise Lost," what does Einstein particularly rue?
(a) That nationalism has subverted the sharing of intellectual and artistic pursuits.
(b) That Milton did not go far enough in his epic poem.
(c) That Eve is blamed for sin.
(d) That he has no artistic talents.

11. What does Einstein seem to hate above all else?
(a) Famine.
(b) War.
(c) Intellectual vapidity.
(d) Laziness.

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) Because that labor has no last value.
(c) In order to partake in spiritual pursuits.
(d) Because human relationships need as much time as possible.

13. How does Einstein characterize people who read only newspapers and modern literature?
(a) Myopic and snobbish.
(b) Undereducated.
(c) Mentally frail.
(d) Wise.

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

15. Who does Einstein say are now the ones who advocate international thought?
(a) Communists.
(b) Intellectuals.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Pseudo-artists.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does a country enslave its citizens?

3. Upon what are Einstein's inner and outer lives based?

4. Why are Americans so far removed from the Asians and Russians?

5. Who does Einstein think is the man least likely to be duped by desires?

(see the answer keys)

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