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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. How does Einstein characterize people who read only newspapers and modern literature?
(a) Wise.
(b) Myopic and snobbish.
(c) Mentally frail.
(d) Undereducated.

2. What happens when religious people insist the Bible is absolutely truth or when scientists render value judgments?
(a) A new field of science is born.
(b) A consensus is reached.
(c) The thesis of each side offers a synthesis.
(d) Conflicts arise.

3. Whose work shatters the framework of classical mechanics and provides the basis for further research in physics?
(a) Max Planck.
(b) Frederick Grover.
(c) Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.
(d) Paul Dirac.

4. What could be organized to protect the world against nuclear power?
(a) A strong "supranational" organization,
(b) Instilling an abhorrence of war in humankind.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A defensive weapon that would render fusion or fission impossible.

5. In "Paradise Lost," what does Einstein particularly rue?
(a) That he has no artistic talents.
(b) That Milton did not go far enough in his epic poem.
(c) That Eve is blamed for sin.
(d) That nationalism has subverted the sharing of intellectual and artistic pursuits.

Short Answer Questions

1. Into how many parts is "Religion and Science" divided?

2. In what field do Americans fall behind their European counterparts?

3. How are Americans foolish?

4. Why are Americans so far removed from the Asians and Russians?

5. What does Einstein say about the League of Nations' Committee of Intellectual Cooperation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Einstein say about scientist and religion?

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

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

4. How does Einstein feel about sharing his views?

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

6. For what reason does Einstein want to mobilize religious organizations?

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

8. Give a brief statement of Einstein's definition of religion and science.

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

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

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