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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What do the academies not regret?
(a) The resignation of several key members.
(b) Einstein's resignation.
(c) Einstein's expulsion.
(d) Searching for the truth.

5. Why should Judaism not be called a religion?
(a) Because it demands no "faith"; just the sanctification of life.
(b) Because it is a way of life.
(c) Because faith is counter to its precepts.
(d) Because it acknowledges all paths lead to God.

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

7. What does Inertia cause?
(a) Lassitude.
(b) Circulation to be greatest just beyond the place of greatest curvature.
(c) A tendency to move faster once propeled.
(d) A slow-down in electron movement the closer one is to the gravitation pull of the sun.

8. What does Einstein think will restore the heart of the Jewish people?
(a) A homeland in Palestine.
(b) The Jewish people re-discovering their faith in God.
(c) Reparations from Germany.
(d) Apologies from all the nations who refused to admit Jewish refugees.

9. How would you characterize Einstein's beliefs in this section of the book?
(a) Uncertain.
(b) Intimidating
(c) Harsh.
(d) Strong and unwavering.

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

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

12. What is the goal of the Jewish people in Palestine?
(a) To find a place to establish Israel that is not so disruptive to the Arab peoples.
(b) To have a joint government with the Arabs in Palestine.
(c) To restore Jewish tradition and to live side-by-side with the Arabs.
(d) To relocate the Arabs to other Arab nations.

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

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

15. What does Einstein say about the theory of relativity?
(a) It is a relatively new theory that has only come into existence since the last expansion of the Universe.
(b) It holds the key to understanding who God is.
(c) Until absolutely proven, it is all speculation.
(d) It is non-revolutionary and non-speculative.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the result of the accusations by these scientific communities?

2. How do the actions of the heroes of the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto help all Jewish people?

3. Why does Einstein think the protest will do better without his participation?

4. What do Faraday/Maxwell show exist in "free space"?

5. How does the inertia of a given body grow?

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