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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Einstein put mathematics above other sciences?
(a) Because its propositions are beyond debate and not steadily evolving.
(b) Because mathematics is pure logic.
(c) Because he is in the final analysis a mathematician.
(d) Because mathematics is the only true art.

3. What is the starting point for the concept of space?
(a) The quark space.
(b) The interval.
(c) The alpha point.
(d) The omega point.

4. What is as rigid and absolute as Newton's space?
(a) The idea of non-space.
(b) The idea of ionic space.
(c) The theory of constants.
(d) The theroy of relativity.

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

6. For what has Einstein worked his entire life?
(a) Truth and fairness.
(b) Liberty and truth.
(c) Justice and acceptance.
(d) Justice and liberty.

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

8. What is one requirement for Einstein for living in a country?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Military might.
(c) Hope.
(d) Military disarmament.

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

10. 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 demonstrate the extreme situation and it will help other nations open their borders to the Jews.
(c) They demonstrate the idea that attacking any Jew is at one's own peril.
(d) They are strengthening the bonds among Jews of all nations.

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

12. To whom do the scientific academies declare their loyalties?
(a) The truth.
(b) Scientific principles.
(c) Impartial research.
(d) The State.

13. What does Einstein say the German people used to believe?
(a) That God was just and treated all humans equally.
(b) That Europe was its friend.
(c) That the people held the power, not the leaders.
(d) The same ideals Einstein has worked for his entire life.

14. To what is attributed ideals of social justice, mutual aid, philanthropy, tolerance and the exaltation of intellectual aspiration and spiritual effort?
(a) The ideals of a benevolent sovereign nation.
(b) As the ideals to which all humanity must strive.
(c) As the essential character of Jews as a group.
(d) To human beings in their most perfected state.

15. Of what is Einstein accused by several scientific communities?
(a) Heretical theses.
(b) Insanity.
(c) Atrocity mongering.
(d) Impartiality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the third requirement for living in a country?

2. For what must general laws be valid?

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

4. How would you characterize Einstein's beliefs in this section of the book?

5. When does Einstein get in touch with his Jewish heritage?

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