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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Einstein urge to appreciate the legacy of countless generations and work to understand all nations and ages?
(a) Unhappy youth.
(b) Those who would go to war.
(c) Elderly politicians.
(d) Happy youth.

2. What has made international peace a matter of life and death and an ethical imperative for everyone?
(a) Religious imperatives.
(b) The global market.
(c) Waning resources.
(d) Technology.

3. What has science not done?
(a) Freed people from superstition.
(b) Given humankind a sense of purpose.
(c) Freed people from religious heresy.
(d) Given humankind the means to achieve an end to war.

4. How could unilateral disarmament be negotiated?
(a) Through laws in a world court.
(b) Through arbitration.
(c) Through enforcement of the League of Nations.
(d) Einstein is not certain about that point.

5. In what way does Einstein compare Europeans to Americans?
(a) Europeans are more gullible than Americans.
(b) Europeans are more generous than Americans.
(c) He says Europeans are more pessimistic in general than Americans.
(d) Europeans value family more than Americans.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Americans foolish?

2. How does a country enslave its citizens?

3. What is valued more in Europe than in the United States?

4. Whose work shatters the framework of classical mechanics and provides the basis for further research in physics?

5. Once combat starts, what is meaningless?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Message in the Time-Capsule what does Einstein say, tongue in cheek?

2. Why does Einstein laud engineer Joseph Popper-Lynkaeus?

3. What caused an exchange of correspondence between Einstein and the Prussian and Bavarian academies of science in 1933?

4. What does Einstein say about the foundations of physics and what is science?

5. What does Einstein say Judaism is concerned with and how can it be better?

6. How does Einstein view the state's function and what does he define as a state slave?

7. What does science attempt to do in relationship to human experience?

8. What is Einstein's view of the relationship between technology and employment?

9. What can be visualized about a finite universe that could make it appear infinite and what does infinite space mean?

10. What kind of thinker in humanities is Einstein and how does he act about his fame?

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