Ideas and Opinions Test | Final 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. To what does a fable about a shepherd boy, a horse, and a stag relate?

2. What does Einstein say about the theory of relativity?

3. According to Einstein, what must Jews strive to be?

4. What is one thing Einstein says Jews must do?

5. What does Einstein say is the greatest change in physics since Newton?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Einstein Jews have been in the past two thousand years and what did they lack? What are they trying to establish now?

2. What caused an exchange of correspondence between Einstein and the Prussian and Bavarian academies of science in 1933?

3. What does Einstein say is the essential character of the Jews as a group and what is their contribution to the world?

4. What do the academies say about their loyalties and how do they feel about his resignation?

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

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

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

8. What can be visualized about a finite universe that could make it appear infinite and what does infinite space mean?

9. Why does he say the protest might be better without him?

10. What are volunteers doing in Israel during Einstein's time?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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