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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. In what field do Americans fall behind their European counterparts?
(a) Armament.
(b) Research and development.
(c) Charity.
(d) International politics.

2. What does Einstein condemn in "Production and Work"?
(a) The use of machines that eliminates so many jobs.
(b) The overproduction of goods.
(c) The use of manual labor when machines are available.
(d) The unlimited freedom of the labor market's extraordinary progress in methods of production.

3. What three topics are addressed in Part 1?
(a) Science, religion, and relationships.
(b) Government, education and religion.
(c) Freedom, religion, and education.
(d) Freedom, love, government.

4. "On Academic Freedom" (1931) defends whom?
(a) Schoenberger.
(b) Kant.
(c) E. J. Gumbel.
(d) Hitler.

5. How are Americans foolish?
(a) To give false assurances to their allies.
(b) To participate in a war that is not of their making.
(c) To believe Hitler's promises.
(d) To be unconcerned with the rest of the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does religion deal?

2. What will happen if the US, England, Germany, and France threaten to boycott Japan for its aggression in China?

3. What makes life easier but also brings economic dangers that planning must address?

4. Who does Einstein think is the man least likely to be duped by desires?

5. What do the intellectual élite lack?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Einstein think of the policy of security through superior military power and what does he say this policy has done?

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

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

4. What does Einstein say to the Progressive Education Association

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

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

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

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

9. How does Einstein feel about sharing his views?

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

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