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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The pure doctrine of Judaism is obscured by what according to Einstein?
(a) by a feeling pessimism and unbelief.
(b) by not heeding the teaching of the rabbis.
(c) by too much worship of the letter.
(d) by not following the laws of the Torah.
2. In what German city was the Prussian Academy of Sciences located?
3. What kind of religion is Judaism not according to Einstein?
4. What in Jewish tradition finds splendid expression in many of the Psalms according to Einstein?
(a) the setting down of a definite creed.
(b) confirmation of an afterlife,.
(c) joy and amazement at the beauty and grandeur of the world.
(d) definite laws on how to lead one's life.
5. What was one of the most important aims of the Zionist organization?
(a) have the new Palestine become famous for progress.
(b) establish a Jewish nattional symphone orchestra.
(c) establish the Jews as the chosen people.
(d) establish a Jewish university in Jerusalem.
6. What did the Prussian Academy of Sciences accuse Einstein of?
(a) writing derogatory newspaper articles about the Academy.
(b) atrocity-mongering in America and France.
(c) not writing the required scientific treatises.
(d) not disclosing recent scientific discoveries to the Academy.
7. What is it that gives the only meaning to the life of an individual?
(a) that individual's relationship with God.
(b) how that individual relates to his race.
(c) how he aids in making others' lives nobler and more beautiful.
(d) how successful the individual is.
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) They would strive harder to keep him as a member.
(b) All German academies were closely allied with one another.
(c) Bavarians hate Prussians.
(d) The Bavarian Academy feared the Prussian Academy.
9. What does Judaism insist on concerning all living things, especially humans, according to Einstein?
10. 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) Lessing and Thomas Mann.
(b) Hegel and Heine.
(c) Kant and Goethe.
(d) Schiller and Schopenhauer.
11. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?
12. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
(a) a spiritual center.
(b) hard work.
(c) hope and faith.
(d) the brotherhood of Jews.
13. Who was the Secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) Dr. Eckhardt Lehmann.
(b) Dr. Heinrich Edelmann.
(c) Dr. Ernst Heymann.
(d) Dr. Erhardt Birn.
14. What should Jewish youth take an interest in according to Einstein?
(a) Jewish questions and difficulties.
(b) education but also athletics.
(c) obedience to their parents' traditions.
15. What did Einstein consider would have been the repudiation of all the notions of justice and liberty for which he stood all his life?
(a) becoming political since he felt politicians were corrupt.
(b) disowning his Jewish heritage.
(c) giving up his German citizenship.
(d) putting a "good word" in for the German people in 1933.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the Jewish God according to Einstein?
2. What are the Torah and Talmud to Einstein?
3. With which famous French writer did Einstein compare himself with in explaining his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
4. What reason did Einstein give for resigning from The Prussian Academy of Sciences?
5. What Jew had great aims for Palestine and Zionism according to Einstein?
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