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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. Upon what do great men have little effect?

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

3. Security through superior military power is what?

4. What is valued more in Europe than in the United States?

5. Why does Einstein think humans act and think?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Einstein feel about the League of Nations and aggressors? What does he say about the fate of the world?

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

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

10. What was Einstein reflecting on in the Message in the Time-Capsule?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Einstein discusses how economics can determine the research and use of scientific knowledge. Discuss the following:

1. According to Einstein, what is the role economics plays in scientific research?

2. Do you think economics is still a strong factor in scientific research in the 21st century?

3. How do you think is the best way to finance scientific research? Why? Do you think science would advance further if economics were not a factor?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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