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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. What is the one good thing about the fact that America has heaped so many accolades on Einstein?
(a) It is a sign that materialism has not completely taken over the minds of Americans.
(b) That it is a sign that America is open minded.
(c) That it may help them forgive Germany's excesses.
(d) That it is a sign that Americans value education.

2. Though the scientific method can teach how facts relate and condition one another, what can it not do?
(a) Determine the existence of God.
(b) Determine absolute truth.
(c) Teach compassion.
(d) Deduce the goal of human aspirations.

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

4. What does Einstein say about the struggle for human rights?
(a) It is eternal.
(b) It is visionary.
(c) Each person has to choose his own rights.
(d) It is illusionary.

5. What does Einstein say is very detrimental to the respect for the government?
(a) Passing unenforceable laws.
(b) Engaging in unwinnable wars.
(c) Giving the vote to women.
(d) Restricting voting rights.

Short Answer Questions

1. What three topics are addressed in Part 1?

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

3. Whose saying has greatly influenced Einstein since he was quite young?

4. What has stood in the way of the development of technology in China and India?

5. What will force even the most reactionary scientists to cooperate?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Einstein's opinion about science, religion and conflict?

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

8. What does Einstein say to the Progressive Education Association

9. What is the main theme in Paradise Lost by Einstein?

10. How does Einstein feel about sharing his views?

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