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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 say are now the ones who advocate international thought?
(a) Communists.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Pseudo-artists.
(d) Intellectuals.

2. Whose saying has greatly influenced Einstein since he was quite young?
(a) Plato.
(b) Schopenhauer.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Kant.

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

4. How should readers approach the person in question #32?
(a) The man's works should not be read by the average person.
(b) With the idea of refuting what he writes.
(c) With skepticism.
(d) With an open mind.

5. Who does Einstein praise for her moral qualities and hardships above her intellectual accomplishments?
(a) Marie Curie.
(b) Mother Theresa.
(c) Samantha Carter.
(d) Golda Meir.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Einstein need a great deal of?

2. Where does Einstein present "Religion and Science"?

3. What does Einstein warn the Progressive Education Association?

4. How does Einstein characterize the women of America?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Einstein feel about education specialization and what does he think students should learn?

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

4. What was the name of the two writings by Einstein that spoke of his trip to America?

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

6. What was Einstein reflecting on in the Message in the Time-Capsule?

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

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

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

10. How does Einstein feel about America's isolationist policy and America's role in Europe?

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