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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. What does Einstein laud in "Congratulations to a Critic"?

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

3. When are people happiest?

4. How does Einstein characterize pure scientific research?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Einstein feel about sharing his views?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In To the Schoolchildren of Japan what are Einstein's hopes for Japanese children and how does that bear out?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Another topic in which Einstein seems to feel quite strongly is that of disarmament. Discuss the following:

Discuss and analyze Einstein's opinions about disarmament.

Do you believe disarmament is more likely today or in the time in which Einstein writes this book? Explain fully.

What do you think about the idea of world-wide disarmament? Discuss fully.

Essay Topic 2

In "The Religious Spirit of Science" (1934), Einstein claims that all profound scientists are religious, but not religiously naïve. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think Einstein means by the above statement? Use any of the text throughout the book to explain.

2. Do you agree with the above statement? Explain fully your stance. Use any of the text throughout the book to explain.

3. Do you see any conflict between religion and science? Use any of the text throughout the book to support your statements as well as your personal experience.

Essay Topic 3

Einstein says that technology has made international peace a matter of life and death and an ethical imperative for everyone. Discuss the following:

1. Why does Einstein make the above statement? Analyze what Einstein means using examples.

2. Do you think international peace was possible in the time Einstein writes this? What about now? Why or why not?

3. What technology was present in the time Einstein wrote this that could be a matter of life and death? What about now?

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