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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 exceeding all expectations.
(c) As a dismal failure.
(d) As grueling and discouraging.

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

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

4. In what decade does Einstein write "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" ?
(a) First decade of 20th century.
(b) 1940s.
(c) 1920s.
(d) 1930s.

5. What prevents Jews from giving blind obeisance to any moral authority?
(a) The value Jews place on individualism.
(b) The commands of the Torah.
(c) A strong critical spirit.
(d) The education of their people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What is a second requirement for Einstein for living in a country?
(a) The pursuit of happiness ideal.
(b) Tolerance.
(c) Intolerance for others who do not adhere to Jewish ideals.
(d) Justice for those who are oppressed.

13. What does Anti-Semitism means?
(a) Prejudice towards Semite people.
(b) Being for disarmament.
(c) Prejudice towards Jewish People.
(d) Being against academic institutions.

14. At the time Einstein writes "Why Do They Hate the Jews?" what percentage of the world population is Jewish?
(a) Less than one percent.
(b) 2.3 percent.
(c) 4 percent.
(d) 10 percent.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Germany use to justify atrocities against the Jews?

3. What is Einstein explaining in "A Reply to the Invitation to Participate in a Meeting against Anti-Semitism" ?

4. What does the theory of relativity resemble?

5. To whom do the scientific academies declare their loyalties?

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