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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What about Einstein was in contrast to his passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility?
(a) his prejudice about certain people.
(b) his sense of detachment and need for solitude.
(c) his feeling that intellectuals were superior.
(d) his contempt for the masses.

2. Dr. Solf was the pillar of what college?
(a) Berlin College.
(b) Lessing College.
(c) Schiller College.
(d) Princeton College.

3. Why is limitation of armaments and rules for the conduct of war not a workable plan according to Einstein?
(a) People are war-like by nature.
(b) When life and death are at stake, rules go by the board.
(c) There is too much world competition between countries.
(d) The armament business is a big, successful business.

4. How does Einstein view ease and happiness?
(a) things to be grateful for.
(b) things to strive toward.
(c) the most important things in life.
(d) not as ends in themselves.

5. Einstein wrote an article in honor of which birthday of Arnold Berliner's ?
(a) the seventieth
(b) the ninetieth
(c) the eightieth
(d) the sixtieth

6. Why did the intellectually elite not have a direct influence on the history of nations according to Einstein?
(a) their small numbers.
(b) their lack of cohesion
(c) their idealism
(d) their snobbery

7. What was the cultural flowering of the Italian Renaissance based on?
(a) the liberation and comparative isolation of the individual.
(b) rich patrons who supported struggling artists.
(c) portraying the scriptures in painting and sculpture.
(d) the beauty of the Italian landscape and aid of the Pope.

8. On what basis did Einstein feel conscientious objectors must be protected?
(a) on a religious basis.
(b) on a legal basis.
(c) on an international basis.
(d) on a moral basis.

9. What did Einstein deem the most important thing in helping humanity forward?
(a) school education.
(b) money and economic well-being.
(c) the example of great and pure characters.
(d) scientific advancements.

10. What did Popper-Lynkaeus feel society was responsible for?
(a) keeping crime in check.
(b) the fate of every individual.
(c) promoting nationalism.
(d) keeping a viable, profitable economic condition.

11. Who was Einstein's closest friend during the time he spent in Berlin?
(a) Professor Loewenstein.
(b) Professor Feldmeier.
(c) Professor Goldsmidt.
(d) Professor Katzenstein.

12. Which country created a permanent Institute for intellectual co-operation?
(a) France.
(b) America.
(c) England.
(d) Italy.

13. Why are some self-professed pacifists not to be relied on in time of war according to Einstein?
(a) They lie.
(b) lack of courage.
(c) patriotic feelings.
(d) fear of punishment.

14. What was Einstein in favor of abolishing?
(a) technical advances.
(b) politicians.
(c) tax.
(d) large cities.

15. What finally happens when businesses go smash?
(a) a depression.
(b) Banks become insolvent.
(c) politicians urge going into war.
(d) a recession.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Einstein's position in a nutshell?

2. What did Einstein feel used to unite Europe as late as the 17th century?

3. The religions of civilized peoples are based primarily on what according to Einstein?

4. What did Einstein feel was the main cause of the crisis the world faced?

5. How did Einstein plan to abolish unemployment?

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