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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What accusation by the Prussian Academy of Sciences did Einstein feel was slanderous?
(a) that he was disloyal to the future of Science.
(b) that he was a snob and an elitist.
(c) that wrote bogus scientific papers.
(d) that he had taken part in atrocity-mongering against Germany.
2. How many years did Einstein say in his Addresses on the Reconstruction of Palestine had passed since he had last made an address
on the Zionist cause?
(a) 12 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 8 years.
(d) 9 years.
3. What is it that gives the only meaning to the life of an individual?
(a) how he aids in making others' lives nobler and more beautiful.
(b) how successful the individual is.
(c) how that individual relates to his race.
(d) that individual's relationship with God.
4. What is the Jewish God according to Einstein?
(a) a mighty and fearful power.
(b) A God made in man's likeness.
(c) Abraham's and all Jews' father.
(d) a negation of superstition.
5. What was the primary duty of a scientific academy in Einstein's opinion?
(a) to publish scientific papers.
(b) to do scientific research.
(c) to encourage and protect the scientific life of a country.
(d) to hold regular meetings for scientists' intercommunication.
6. 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) The Bavarian Academy feared the Prussian Academy.
(c) All German academies were closely allied with one another.
(d) Bavarians hate Prussians.
7. 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
(a) April 13, 1933.
(b) April 10, 1933.
(c) April 12, 1933.
(d) April 11, 1933.
8. According to Einstein what is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate?
(a) love of one's fellow man.
(c) the sacredness of Life.
9. What did the best of the Prophets and Jesus do according to Einstein?
(a) were totally ethical.
(b) served God; served the living.
(c) demonstrated material wealth.
10. What is the essence of the Jewish conception of life according to Einstein?
(a) a concepton of life as endless trials and tribulations.
(b) an attitude toward life like the theory "the survival of the fittest".
(c) an attitude of total hopelessness..
(d) an affirmative attitude to the life of all creation.
11. The establishment of satisfactory relations between Jews and Arabs was whose responsibility?
(a) the Middle East's responsibility.
(b) America's responsibility.
(c) the Jews' and Arabs' responsibility.
(d) England's responsibility.
12. What was one reason Einstein didn't associate himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) that he wasn't a French citizen.
(b) that he would be leaving for America immediately.
(c) that he was still a German citizen.
(d) that he was apolitical.
13. What was the reason Einstein gave for no longer wanting to live in Germany?
(a) He preferred France.
(b) no legal equality or freedom to say or teach what he wanted.
(c) He was Jewish.
(d) He planned to emigrate to America.
14. What was the third feature of the Jewish tradition Einstein was so thankful for?
(a) love of the Torah.
(b) the desire for personal independence.
(c) the will to succeed.
(d) love of science.
15. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?
Short Answer Questions
1. What has the task in Palestine given the Jewish people according to Einstein?
2. According to Einstein from where does true scientific research draw its spiritual sustenance?
3. What does Judaism insist on concerning all living things, especially humans, according to Einstein?
4. When was the declaration of the Prussian Academy of Sciences against Einstein written?
5. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
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