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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Einstein refuse the demands?
(a) It is unreasonable.
(b) The notes came from his own mind and no one else's.
(c) He has earned his pay and retirement.
(d) It is counter to what he has worked for his whole life.
2. To what does a fable about a shepherd boy, a horse, and a stag relate?
(a) To a nomadic way of life and astrology.
(b) To Germany, the Nazis, and the Jews.
(c) To astrology.
(d) To Jesus, Jews and Hitler.
3. To whom do the scientific academies declare their loyalties?
(a) Impartial research.
(b) Scientific principles.
(c) The truth.
(d) The State.
4. Why should Judaism not be called a religion?
(a) Because it acknowledges all paths lead to God.
(b) Because it is a way of life.
(c) Because it demands no "faith"; just the sanctification of life.
(d) Because faith is counter to its precepts.
5. How do the actions of the heroes of the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto help all Jewish people?
(a) They are strengthening the bonds among Jews of all nations.
(b) They show that Jewish people will fight.
(c) They demonstrate the extreme situation and it will help other nations open their borders to the Jews.
(d) They demonstrate the idea that attacking any Jew is at one's own peril.
6. Besides pure logical thinking what else is required to attain knowledge of the empirical world?
(b) The right equipment to prove theories.
7. What is as rigid and absolute as Newton's space?
(a) The theroy of relativity.
(b) The idea of non-space.
(c) The theory of constants.
(d) The idea of ionic space.
8. What is Einstein explaining in "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" ?
(a) His concern that there is a rally against Ant-Semitism.
(b) His rationale for why the Germans are doing what they are doing.
(c) His refusal to participate in a meeting against Anti-Semitism.
(d) His suggestion of changing the date and time of the meeting.
9. What does Einstein say the German people used to believe?
(a) That God was just and treated all humans equally.
(b) That the people held the power, not the leaders.
(c) That Europe was its friend.
(d) The same ideals Einstein has worked for his entire life.
10. What is the "ether" idea invented by earlier scientists?
(a) A way to slow down the movement of electrons rotating around the nucleas.
(b) The matter in which electrical current shocks someone.
(c) A means of putting electrons into a suspended state.
(d) A medium pervading space as a vehicle for electromagnetic and light phenomena..
11. What does the theory of relativity resemble?
(a) A two-story building.
(b) A helix.
(c) A circle.
(d) A question and answer format.
12. In what decade does Einstein write "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" ?
(b) First decade of 20th century.
13. Why does Einstein put mathematics above other sciences?
(a) Because mathematics is pure logic.
(b) Because mathematics is the only true art.
(c) Because he is in the final analysis a mathematician.
(d) Because its propositions are beyond debate and not steadily evolving.
14. What is the starting point for the concept of space?
(a) The alpha point.
(b) The quark space.
(c) The interval.
(d) The omega point.
15. What do friends and foes alike say the Jews represent?
(a) A group of people united by beliefs rather than genetics.
(b) A step forward in human evolution.
(c) The ideal to which other peoples should strive.
(d) A race whose behaviors are hereditary.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Einstein say about the theory of relativity?
2. For what does Einstein admire Kepler?
3. What does Einstein think will restore the heart of the Jewish people?
4. What is one thing Einstein says about Zionism?
5. What is the main theme of "To the Heroes of the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto"?
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