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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. Whose saying has greatly influenced Einstein since he was quite young?
3. In what year is "Religion and Science" written?
4. How does Einstein view Bertrand Russell?
5. What does Einstein encourage lesser scientists to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Einstein say society depends upon schools to do and why do they?
2. What does Einstein say to the Progressive Education Association
3. How does Einstein see as being the only way conscientious objection can work?
4. What was the name of the two writings by Einstein that spoke of his trip to America?
5. Give a brief statement of Einstein's definition of religion and science.
6. What is Einstein's opinion about science, religion and conflict?
7. In Message in the Time-Capsule what does Einstein say, tongue in cheek?
8. How does Einstein feel about education specialization and what does he think students should learn?
9. How does Einstein compare physicists to Alfred Nobel? What does he think they should do?
10. What does Einstein think of the policy of security through superior military power and what does he say this policy has done?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 the aim of the Jewish nation is to restore Jewish tradition and to live side-by-side with the Arabs. Discuss one of the following:
1. How well do you think the new Jewish nation achieves the aim to restore Jewish tradition?
2. How well do you think the new Jewish nation lives (peaceably) side by side with the Arabs?
3. Discuss the present day success of the goal stated above.
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