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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year is "Religion and Science: Irreconcilable?" written?

3. Why must disarmament and joint security occur all at once or not at all?

4. Why does Einstein say individuals should not be singled out and given all-encompassing admiration?

5. How does Einstein characterize the women of America?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Einstein say about Marie Curie upon her death?

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

7. How does Einstein see Gandhi?

8. How does Einstein feel about America in his first trip there?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Einstein writes his opinions on education in several essays. Discuss one of the following:

1. Discuss and analyze three major ideas Einstein has about education.

2. How are Einstein's ideas about education still used today? Or not? Discuss with examples.

3. Discuss what a school would be like that uses all of Einstein's ideas about education

Essay Topic 2

1. What are some positive aspects of science and technology?

2. What are some dangers created by science and technology?

3. Do you think science and technology mean the same thing today as it did at the time Einstein writes this book?

Essay Topic 3

Einstein writes about military service. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly explain Einstein's opinion about military service, both volunteer and drafted.

2. Do you think Einstein's opinion about military service is realistic? Why or why not?

3. What is your opinion about required military service? Explain fully

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