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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Einstein say is the greatest change in physics since Newton?
(a) The Planck theory.
(b) Edison's definition of ohms.
(c) Tesla's theory of voltage.
(d) Faraday/Maxwell's work on electromagnetic phenomena.

2. What do friends and foes alike say the Jews represent?
(a) The ideal to which other peoples should strive.
(b) A group of people united by beliefs rather than genetics.
(c) A race whose behaviors are hereditary.
(d) A step forward in human evolution.

3. Where is the "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" being held?
(a) Italy.
(b) France.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) England.

4. According to Einstein, what must Jews strive to be?
(a) Strong enough to withstand persecution.
(b) A beacon of light to an uncivilized world.
(c) Benevolent guardians of both Jew and Arabs.
(d) Civilized Europeans and good citizens.

5. At the time Einstein writes "Why Do They Hate the Jews?" how many Jews are there?
(a) 1.5 million.
(b) 30 million.
(c) 16 million.
(d) 5 million.

6. For what does Einstein admire Kepler?
(a) For workinhg out the laws of gravity.
(b) For knowing when to look deeper into his theories.
(c) For working out the planetary motions with no one's support and the understanding of few.
(d) For standing by his ideas despite the inquisition.

7. 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 demonstrate the idea that attacking any Jew is at one's own peril.
(c) They demonstrate the extreme situation and it will help other nations open their borders to the Jews.
(d) They show that Jewish people will fight.

8. What does quantum theory offer in the way of spatial relationships?
(a) The rationale for a theory of distance.
(b) It can determine the mathematical probabilities of finding structures at a particular spot.
(c) A way of showing the exact place of any given atom at an exact moment.
(d) Nothing.

9. What is the main theme of "To the Heroes of the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto"?
(a) That understanding must be offered those who attacked the Warsaw Ghetto.
(b) That heroes are the most unlikely people.
(c) That forgiveness must be offered those who attacked the Warsaw Ghetto.
(d) To laud those who fought in the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto.

10. How does Einstein characterize his treatment when he lived in Germany earlier?
(a) He was often subject to physical abuse.
(b) He was treated well.
(c) He was often subject to unwarrented interrogations.
(d) He was treated poorly.

11. What guards Jews from social and psychological problems?
(a) The ghetto.
(b) Understanding of the Talmud.
(c) A strong family life.
(d) A good education.

12. What essay opens Part 4?
(a) "Mainifesto to Peace, March, 1943."
(b) "Peace at What Cost, March, 1941."
(c) "Manifesto--March, 1939."
(d) "Manifesto of the Chosen."

13. What has revived the sense of community, saved many lives, and provided joyous and creative work?
(a) Zionism.
(b) The hope of a future.
(c) The United States opening their borders to Jewish emmigrants.
(d) The Jewish Ghettos.

14. How does Einstein characterize the newly-formed State of Israel?
(a) As infantile in its political acumen.
(b) As just another government that falsely assumes safety is to be found in military might.
(c) As wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove.
(d) That it conforms as closely as possible with the ethical ideals of peace, understanding, and self-restraint.

15. What happens if there are no general laws?
(a) The deductions are useless.
(b) Specifics are inaccurate.
(c) Epirical facts lack value.
(d) The masses will not understand the specifics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Einstein think will restore the heart of the Jewish people?

2. What does truth applied to science or religion convey?

3. With what is Judaism concerned?

4. Besides pure logical thinking what else is required to attain knowledge of the empirical world?

5. Who "frees" space from rigidity?

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