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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 quantum theory offer in the way of spatial relationships?

2. According to Einstein, what must Jews continue to do?

3. What is the result of the accusations by these scientific communities?

4. What does the the "Riemannian curvature" do?

5. For what does Einstein admire Kepler?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Einstein's opinion of what Zionism has done but what does he think is better?

2. What does Einstein say Jews must do now?

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

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

5. What do the Academies demand that Einstein deplores?

6. Why did Einstein put mathematics above other sciences?

7. What does Einstein say about the Jews who died in the Warsaw Ghetto battles?

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

9. What does the theory of relativity say is probable about two and three dimensional space?

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

Essay Topics

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

Though Einstein is most noted as a physicist, much of what he writes in this text would not seem out of place in a sociology journal. Discuss the following:

1. Do you believe that just because Einstein is a brilliant physicist, it means that brilliance should be valued in areas that are very different from physics and the hard sciences?

2. What do you think would be a synthesis of Einstein's world view of humanity?

3. Which do you value most in Einstein's contribution to humanity--his views on social culture or his contributions in the field of physics and hard science? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Einstein discusses both the League of Nations and its successor, UNESCO. Discuss the following:

1. What are Einstein's views about the League of Nations and UNESCO? Which does he think is more effective?

2. What improvements do Einstein thinks a world governing council needs compared to the League of Nations and UNESCO?

3. Do you think the United Nations as it exists today would meet with Einstein's approval? Why or why not?

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