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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the official date of Einstein's resignation from the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) March 30, 1933.
(b) March 27, 1933.
(c) March 28, 1933.
(d) March 8, 1933.

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

3. What should Jewish youth take an interest in according to Einstein?
(a) science.
(b) education but also athletics.
(c) Jewish questions and difficulties.
(d) obedience to their parents' traditions.

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

5. In Einstein's opinion with what is Judaism almost exclusively concerned?
(a) creating a Jewish nation.
(b) loyalty to theology of Judaism.
(c) the moral attitude in life and to life.
(d) excellency in every direction.

6. The establishment of satisfactory relations between Jews and Arabs was whose responsibility?
(a) the Jews' and Arabs' responsibility.
(b) the Middle East's responsibility.
(c) England's responsibility.
(d) America's responsibility.

7. The pure doctrine of Judaism is obscured by what according to Einstein?
(a) by not heeding the teaching of the rabbis.
(b) by too much worship of the letter.
(c) by a feeling pessimism and unbelief.
(d) by not following the laws of the Torah.

8. What is the essence of the Jewish conception of life according to Einstein?
(a) an affirmative attitude to the life of all creation.
(b) an attitude of total hopelessness..
(c) an attitude toward life like the theory "the survival of the fittest".
(d) a concepton of life as endless trials and tribulations.

9. When was the declaration of the Prussian Academy of Sciences against Einstein written?
(a) April 1, 1931.
(b) April 1, 1933.
(c) April 1, 1932.
(d) April 1, 1934.

10. What are the Torah and Talmud to Einstein?
(a) his most beloved possessions.
(b) what he bases his life on.
(c) infallible, sacred Jewish writings.
(d) evidence of the Jewish manner of life in earlier times.

11. 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) putting a "good word" in for the German people in 1933.
(b) giving up his German citizenship.
(c) becoming political since he felt politicians were corrupt.
(d) disowning his Jewish heritage.

12. On what date did Einstein write to The Prussian Academy of Sciences telling them why he would not put in a "good word" on the part of the German people?
(a) April 10, 1933.
(b) April 12, 1933.
(c) April 11, 1933.
(d) April 13, 1933.

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

14. What was expressly included in the command to keep holy the Sabbath day?
(a) choice of food to be eaten.
(b) family.
(c) animals.
(d) the synagogue or temple.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why had the Prussian Academy of Sciences confidently expected Einstein to defend Germany?

2. What Jew had great aims for Palestine and Zionism according to Einstein?

3. Which country did Einstein use as an example for the Jews to follow in the construction of Palestine?

4. What is another thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?

5. When is a protest against injustice and violence more valuable?

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