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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Einstein characterize the House Un-American Activities Committee?
(a) With the highest respect.
(b) As a modern inquisitional institution.
(c) As a group of men doing a necessary cleansing.
(d) As the lapdog of facism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the is the hidden evil power behind nationalism everywhere?
(a) A lack of clear thinking.
(b) False pride.
(c) The armament industry.
(d) Satan.

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

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

11. Who does Einstein urge to appreciate the legacy of countless generations and work to understand all nations and ages?
(a) Those who would go to war.
(b) Elderly politicians.
(c) Happy youth.
(d) Unhappy youth.

12. What does Einstein condemn in "Production and Work"?
(a) The use of manual labor when machines are available.
(b) The overproduction of goods.
(c) The unlimited freedom of the labor market's extraordinary progress in methods of production.
(d) The use of machines that eliminates so many jobs.

13. What has too much influence on public thought?
(a) The church.
(b) The government.
(c) The educational system.
(d) The press.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Unless all nations band together to face aggressors, what is inevitable?

2. What does Einstein say is very detrimental to the respect for the government?

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

4. In what year is "Religion and Science" written?

5. Who has created the League of Nations?

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