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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. In what way does Einstein compare Europeans to Americans?

2. What will happen if the US, England, Germany, and France threaten to boycott Japan for its aggression in China?

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

4. For what do human beings have a thirst?

5. How does the individual develop and gain significance?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Einstein say he will only live under?

5. How does Einstein see Gandhi?

6. What does Einstein say Judaism is concerned with and how can it be better?

7. How does Einstein see the change in Jews towards Palestine?

8. How does Einstein compare physicists to Alfred Nobel? What does he think they should do?

9. What does he say about what he has always fought for?

10. What does Einstein say about scientist and religion?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Einstein gives the reader an overview of his philosophy of life in the essay, "The World as I See It." Discuss one of the following:

1. Discuss Einstein's opinions of three topics. Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

2. Compare and contrast Einstein's opinions from this essay with what you might imagine he would think today in the 21st century. How do you think his opinions would change? Would remain the same? Explain fully.

3. Discuss how you think Einstein's view on several topics from this essay informs his life as a scientist.

Essay Topic 3

Einstein says that Judaism should not be called a religion because it demands no "faith," just the sanctification of life. Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze the above statement and explain what you think Einstein means when he makes the above statement.

2. Do you think Zionist would agree with Einstein's statement about the sanctification of life? How about the life of non-Jews?

3. Discuss whether you think Einstein would agree with the path Zionism has taken since Einstein's death.

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