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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 had taken part in atrocity-mongering against Germany.
(b) that he was disloyal to the future of Science.
(c) that he was a snob and an elitist.
(d) that wrote bogus scientific papers.
2. How did Einstein describe what was happening to the German people with regard to their anti-Semitism?
3. What was leading to success regarding the reconstruction of Palestine in Einstein's opinion?
(a) a lot of miraculous coincidences.
(b) ceaseless work, supported by a noble purpose.
(c) financial aid from American Jews.
(d) God's promise that Jews were the chosen people.
4. What did Einstein say would be no excuse for the behavior of the scientific academies?
(a) external pressure.
5. What did the German scientific academies do that Einstein deplored?
(a) were too bureaucratic.
(b) stood by while German savants etc. were deprived of work.
(c) were too social.
(d) wrote too many scientific treatises.
6. What did the Prussian Academy of Sciences rebuke Einstein for not doing?
(a) contradicting French and Belgian newspaper reports.
(b) remaining a German citizen.
(c) praising Germany.
(d) remaining a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
7. 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) 9 years.
(b) 8 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 12 years.
8. What is the essence of the Jewish conception of life according to Einstein?
(a) an attitude of total hopelessness..
(b) an attitude toward life like the theory "the survival of the fittest".
(c) a concepton of life as endless trials and tribulations.
(d) an affirmative attitude to the life of all creation.
9. What was the official date of Einstein's resignation from the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) March 28, 1933.
(b) March 27, 1933.
(c) March 8, 1933.
(d) March 30, 1933.
10. What was one reason Einstein didn't associate himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) that he would be leaving for America immediately.
(b) that he wasn't a French citizen.
(c) that he was apolitical.
(d) that he was still a German citizen.
11. Einstein was a citizen of what country?
12. 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 for hate-mongering.
(b) He had not wanted it given to the Press.
(c) He had not wanted his name put on it.
(d) He had not wanted it used to enlist support.
13. What kind of spirit should Jewish youth cultivate in Einstein's opinion?
(a) the religious spirit.
(b) the international spirit.
(c) the spirit of communal living.
(d) the spirit of adventure.
14. What did the O.R.T. society do try to do for the Jewish people?
(a) build synagogues and temples in Palestine.
(b) organize the Jewish youth.
(c) set up libraries in Palestine.
(d) rid the Jews of social and economic handicaps.
15. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
(a) a spiritual center.
(b) hope and faith.
(c) the brotherhood of Jews.
(d) hard work.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the third feature of the Jewish tradition Einstein was so thankful for?
2. What did Einstein want the Prussian Academy of Sciences to do with his written statement?
3. Einstein had also been a corresponding member of what other academy of Sciences?
4. What is one thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?
5. 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?
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