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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What had the Prussian Academy of Sciences wanted Einstein to do?
(a) put in a good word for the German people.
(b) give the Academy credit for his scientific research.
(c) denounce America and France.
(d) write a newspaper article defending Germany's position.

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

3. Who wrote an article on Zionism and the Zurich Congress which Einstein felt impelled to answer?
(a) Professor Stillgut.
(b) Professor Lipps.
(c) Professor Heimweh.
(d) Professor Hellpach.

4. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
(a) hope and faith.
(b) hard work.
(c) a spiritual center.
(d) the brotherhood of Jews.

5. Who did Einstein call "our leader" and praise for his zeal and circumspection?
(a) Weiss.
(b) Cohen.
(c) Isaiah.
(d) Weizmann.

6. What had he not wanted done with the written document he gave the International League for combating anti-Semitism?
(a) He had not wanted it used to enlist support.
(b) He had not wanted it used for hate-mongering.
(c) He had not wanted it given to the Press.
(d) He had not wanted his name put on it.

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 German people?
(a) April 13, 1933.
(b) April 11, 1933.
(c) April 10, 1933.
(d) April 12, 1933.

8. 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.

9. What did the O.R.T. society do try to do for the Jewish people?
(a) organize the Jewish youth.
(b) build synagogues and temples in Palestine.
(c) rid the Jews of social and economic handicaps.
(d) set up libraries in Palestine.

10. What does Judaism insist on concerning all living things, especially humans, according to Einstein?
(a) compassion.
(b) joy.
(c) solidarity.
(d) hope.

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

12. At the beginning of Part III Einstein compared the psychic distemper of a society with what?
(a) the psychic distemper of an individual.
(b) an inner revolution.
(c) a rapidly-spreading epidemic.
(d) a rabid dog.

13. What was leading to success regarding the reconstruction of Palestine in Einstein's opinion?
(a) God's promise that Jews were the chosen people.
(b) financial aid from American Jews.
(c) a lot of miraculous coincidences.
(d) ceaseless work, supported by a noble purpose.

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

15. What is a particularly characteristic feature of the Jewish tradition brought about by the hallowing of the supra-individual life?
(a) a reverence for Orthodox Judaism.
(b) a reverence for everything spiritual.
(c) a reverence for one's Jewish ancestors.
(d) a reverence for rabbis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another feature of the Jewish tradition which Einstein highly values?

2. Why was the Prussian Academy of Sciences particularly upset at Einstein's statements?

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

4. What are the Torah and Talmud to Einstein?

5. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?

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