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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Einstein get in touch with his Jewish heritage?
(a) After going to Germany.
(b) He never really does.
(c) He does from an early age.
(d) After attending Jewish seminary.

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

3. What is the "ether" idea invented by earlier scientists?
(a) A means of putting electrons into a suspended state.
(b) A way to slow down the movement of electrons rotating around the nucleas.
(c) The matter in which electrical current shocks someone.
(d) A medium pervading space as a vehicle for electromagnetic and light phenomena..

4. In what decade is Einstein writing his correspondence with the science academies?
(a) The 1920s.
(b) The 1940s.
(c) The 1950s.
(d) The 1930s.

5. What is the third requirement for living in a country?
(a) Non-prejudism.
(b) Cooperative people.
(c) Simple social structure.
(d) Equality under the law.

6. Neither intelligence nor institutions can substitute for what?
(a) Understanding, justice, and willingness to help others.
(b) A life that is safe.
(c) Military aid to save the Jews.
(d) A new homeland for the Jews.

7. Besides pure logical thinking what else is required to attain knowledge of the empirical world?
(a) Experiments.
(b) The right equipment to prove theories.
(c) Faith.
(d) Experience.

8. What do the academies demand of Einstein?
(a) That he gives them reserach he conducted for them.
(b) That he says something good about the German people to the rest of the world.
(c) That he not work for any other country.
(d) That he forfeits his pay and retirement.

9. What new physical reality does Faraday introduce?
(a) The 5th dimension.
(b) The reality of spirit.
(c) The field.
(d) The rotuse.

10. What is the result of the accusations by these scientific communities?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Einstein resigns.
(c) Einstein is expelled.
(d) Einstein forces the resignation of several key members.

11. Why does Einstein refuse the demands?
(a) It is unreasonable.
(b) He has earned his pay and retirement.
(c) It is counter to what he has worked for his whole life.
(d) The notes came from his own mind and no one else's.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What prevents Jews from giving blind obeisance to any moral authority?

2. How does Einstein characterize his treatment when he lived in Germany earlier?

3. What does quantum theory offer in the way of spatial relationships?

4. What is Einstein's response to the demands of the academies?

5. In what decade does Einstein write "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" ?

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