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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. For what do human beings have a thirst?
(a) Assured knowledge.
(b) Absolute conviction.
(d) Deliberate action.
2. What happens when religious people insist the Bible is absolutely truth or when scientists render value judgments?
(a) A new field of science is born.
(b) Conflicts arise.
(c) The thesis of each side offers a synthesis.
(d) A consensus is reached.
3. What does Einstein value in the German system of government?
(a) Its structure.
(b) Its adherence to tradition.
(c) Its rigidity.
(d) Its help for people in need or illness.
4. 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.
5. What does Einstein seem to hate above all else?
(d) Intellectual vapidity.
6. Who has created the League of Nations?
(c) The common people.
7. What does Einstein laud in "Congratulations to a Critic"?
(a) The ability to think independently.
(b) The abillity to use criticism constructively.
(c) The ability to understand without criticizing.
(d) The ability to receive criticism without sulking.
8. Though one man choosing to be a conscientious objector would accomplish little, what would accomplish much?
(a) All women asking their husbands, brothers and father to choose not to fight.
(b) All the world leaders being "conscientious objectors."
(c) Einstein is not sure.
(d) Fifty thousand conscientious objectors.
9. In what field do Americans fall behind their European counterparts?
(b) Research and development.
(c) International politics.
10. What makes life easier but also brings economic dangers that planning must address?
(a) Labor laws.
(b) Labor unions.
(c) Mass production.
(d) Science and technology.
11. What does Einstein say about the League of Nations' Committee of Intellectual Cooperation?
(a) It may eventually prove to be valuable.
(b) Its members are facists at best.
(c) It is full of hot air.
(d) It at least embodies the principle that "something must be done."
12. In what year is "Religion and Science: Irreconcilable?" written?
13. What do the intellectual élite lack?
(a) Compassion for those of lesser ilk.
(b) The foresight to make practical decisions.
(c) The ability to understand basic causes.
(d) The cohesion to attack contemporary problems.
14. Who does Einstein think is the man least likely to be duped by desires?
(d) The Pope.
15. Why are Americans so far removed from the Asians and Russians?
(a) Americans have no sense of traditions.
(b) Americans are intellectually far inferior.
(c) Americans are intellectually far superior.
(d) Americans live more for the future than the present.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what does Einstein warn Fascist nations?
2. What is one attribute of American research that is giving them an increasing edge in the development of technology over other countries?
3. How does Einstein characterize the House Un-American Activities Committee?
4. By what ideals has Einstein lived?
5. Who does Einstein praise for her moral qualities and hardships above her intellectual accomplishments?
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