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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. With what does religion deal?
(a) The truthof scientific theories.
(b) Everything not predetermined by heredity, sets ideals, and educates.
(c) The morality of science.
(d) The need for progress.

2. How could unilateral disarmament be negotiated?
(a) Through arbitration.
(b) Through enforcement of the League of Nations.
(c) Through laws in a world court.
(d) Einstein is not certain about that point.

3. Who does Einstein urge to appreciate the legacy of countless generations and work to understand all nations and ages?
(a) Elderly politicians.
(b) Happy youth.
(c) Those who would go to war.
(d) Unhappy youth.

4. Who is is the "noblest man of our times" and a natural leader?
(a) J. Menniger.
(b) Mahatma Ghandi.
(c) The Dutch physicist H. A. Lorentz.
(d) The engineer Joseph Popper-Lynkaeus.

5. Why must disarmament and joint security occur all at once or not at all?
(a) Because those countries still armed will not do what they say once others disarm.
(b) Because someone will inevitably double cross the others.
(c) Because peace is unenforcable if some countries are still armed.
(d) Because as long as war is possible, everyone wants to be in a position to win.

Short Answer Questions

1. "On Academic Freedom" (1931) defends whom?

2. What does Einstein encourage lesser scientists to do?

3. What does Einstein believe about all profound scientists?

4. How should readers approach the person in question #32?

5. Unless all nations band together to face aggressors, what is inevitable?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Einstein say about scientist and religion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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