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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 has created the League of Nations?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Communits.
(c) Intellectuals.
(d) The common people.

2. What should history do?
(a) Interpret the progress in civilization rather than calculating power and success.
(b) Be forgotten.
(c) Influence the future.
(d) Teach the future.

3. What makes life easier but also brings economic dangers that planning must address?
(a) Mass production.
(b) Labor unions.
(c) Science and technology.
(d) Labor laws.

4. What do the intellectual élite lack?
(a) The ability to understand basic causes.
(b) The cohesion to attack contemporary problems.
(c) The foresight to make practical decisions.
(d) Compassion for those of lesser ilk.

5. What puzzles Einstein about one aspect of the American economy?
(a) The fact that paper money is not backed by gold and silver.
(b) That the cost of labor is so high in comparison to goods produced.
(c) The high tariffs on foreign goods.
(d) The lack of a savings plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sort of life does Einstein believe is good for all human beings?

2. Though science can produce knowledge and means of action, what can it not do?

3. What is the one good thing about the fact that America has heaped so many accolades on Einstein?

4. What governing system does Einstein think is best?

5. How does a country enslave its citizens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What's the main idea behind "Freedom?"

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

3. How does Einstein see Gandhi?

4. What does Einstein talk about in The World as I See It?

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

6. What does Einstein say scientists and engineers should do in relationship to war?

7. How does Einstein feel about the League of Nations and aggressors? What does he say about the fate of the world?

8. What does Einstein say society depends upon schools to do and why do they?

9. What does Einstein say about scientist and religion?

10. How does Einstein see as being the only way conscientious objection can work?

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