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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Einstein characterize the first ten years of the Jewish presence in Palestine?
(a) As about what expected.
(b) As grueling and discouraging.
(c) As a dismal failure.
(d) As exceeding all expectations.

2. Who "frees" space from rigidity?
(a) Einstein.
(b) Newton.
(c) Reimann.
(d) Planck.

3. How do the actions of the heroes of the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto help all Jewish people?
(a) They show that Jewish people will fight.
(b) They are strengthening the bonds among Jews of all nations.
(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.

4. 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.

5. What does the theory of relativity resemble?
(a) A two-story building.
(b) A circle.
(c) A helix.
(d) A question and answer format.

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

7. What is one thing Einstein says Jews must do?
(a) Gain revenge on those who have murdered them.
(b) Learn to accept differences among those already in Palestine.
(c) Gain self respect.
(d) Treat the Arabs as equals.

8. At the time Einstein writes "Why Do They Hate the Jews?" what does Einstein say is alarming?
(a) The rate of newly-made refugees.
(b) That the Jewish population is declining.
(c) The way the Jews refuse to fight to save themselves.
(d) The birth rate of the Jewish people.

9. With what is Judaism concerned?
(a) The proper worship of God.
(b) The hope of the afterlife.
(c) Moral attitudes.
(d) The return of Jews to their homeland.

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

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

12. What is Einstein's response to the demands of the academies?
(a) That his research notes are his own.
(b) Refusal.
(c) To sue them for his pay and benefits.
(d) That he will work for any country he desires.

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

14. What do Faraday/Maxwell show exist in "free space"?
(a) Quarks and waves.
(b) Fields and quarks.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Waves and fields.

15. Why does Einstein think the protest will do better without his participation?
(a) It will be attended by more people.
(b) It will have a greater air of impartiality.
(c) The Germans will not think he incited them.
(d) The Germans will not be hostile towards Einstein as a result.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has revived the sense of community, saved many lives, and provided joyous and creative work?

2. At the time Einstein writes "Why Do They Hate the Jews?" how many Jews are there?

3. What do the academies demand of Einstein?

4. To what does a fable about a shepherd boy, a horse, and a stag relate?

5. What is the starting point for the concept of space?

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