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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why had the Prussian Academy of Sciences confidently expected Einstein to defend Germany?
(a) because he had belonged to the Academy for a long time.
(b) because he would fear them.
(c) because he would put his scientific connections first.
(d) because he didn't want to be thrown out of the Academy.

2. Instead of atrocity-mongering what did the French people do?
(a) they did nothing.
(b) reproduce and comment on official German statements.
(c) write letters to German newspapers.
(d) take in and protect Jews fleeing from Germany.

3. In Einstein's opinion what is the Jewish outlook in the philosophical sense?
(a) The Jewish outlook is one of pre-determination.
(b) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
(c) The Jewish outlook is one of optimism.
(d) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.

4. At the beginning of Part III Einstein stated that hoped the principles of what great Germans would again prevail in Germany sometime in the future?
(a) Hegel and Heine.
(b) Kant and Goethe.
(c) Schiller and Schopenhauer.
(d) Lessing and Thomas Mann.

5. What were the names of the two secretaries of the Prussian Academy of Sciences who signed the Academy's answer to Einstein?
(a) H. von Hofsmannsthal and E. Lessing.
(b) H. von Ficker and E. Heymann.
(c) H. von Pueschner and E. Heidegger.
(d) F. von Edelmann and E. Heinemann.

6. What is one thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?
(a) their rage against the ideals of reason and individual liberty.
(b) their cowardice.
(c) their apathy.
(d) their fear of anyone different.

7. What kind of religion is Judaism not according to Einstein?
(a) strict.
(b) transcendental.
(c) practical.
(d) nihilistic.

8. Why did the Bavarian Academy of Sciences say that Einstein's resignation from the Prussian Academy would affect his relations with their Academy?
(a) Bavarians hate Prussians.
(b) They would strive harder to keep him as a member.
(c) All German academies were closely allied with one another.
(d) The Bavarian Academy feared the Prussian Academy.

9. What was the primary duty of a scientific academy in Einstein's opinion?
(a) to do scientific research.
(b) to encourage and protect the scientific life of a country.
(c) to hold regular meetings for scientists' intercommunication.
(d) to publish scientific papers.

10. Einstein was a citizen of what country?
(a) Austria.
(b) Switzerland.
(c) Belgium.
(d) France.

11. According to Einstein from where does true scientific research draw its spiritual sustenance?
(a) from the book of Leviticus.
(b) from the Talmud.
(c) from the Psalms.
(d) from a sense of a Higher Power.

12. In what German city was the Bavarian Academy of Sciences located?
(a) Munich.
(b) Moosburg.
(c) Stuttgart.
(d) Garmish-Partenkirchen.

13. On what date did Einstein write an answer to the Prussian Academy's statement against him?
(a) April 15, 1933.
(b) April 5, 1934.
(c) April 5, 1933.
(d) April 12, 1933.

14. What has the task in Palestine given the Jewish people according to Einstein?
(a) employment and inspiration.
(b) solidarity and optimism.
(c) faith in Judaism and in life.
(d) hope and peace of mind.

15. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Capitalism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What in Jewish tradition finds splendid expression in many of the Psalms according to Einstein?

2. Who wrote an article on Zionism and the Zurich Congress which Einstein felt impelled to answer?

3. When did the Prussian Academy take cognizance of Einstein's resignation?

4. How did Einstein describe what was happening to the German people with regard to their anti-Semitism?

5. Einstein addressed the Jews of Hungary on behalf of whom?

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