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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of society did Einstein declare the Jews were not trying to create in Palestine?
(a) a restrictive society.
(b) a political society.
(c) a capitalistic society.
(d) a religious society.
2. What has the task in Palestine given the Jewish people according to Einstein?
(a) faith in Judaism and in life.
(b) hope and peace of mind.
(c) employment and inspiration.
(d) solidarity and optimism.
3. 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) Kant and Goethe.
(c) Schiller and Schopenhauer.
(d) Hegel and Heine.
4. What famous French legal case did Einstein use to illustrate his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) the Monsieur Harlecoute case.
(b) the Devil's Island case.
(c) the Dreyfus case.
(d) the Marie Antoinette case.
5. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?
6. In Einstein's opinion what is the Jewish outlook in the philosophical sense?
(a) The Jewish outlook is one of optimism.
(b) The Jewish outlook is one of pre-determination.
(c) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.
(d) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
7. What two things did Einstein emphasize to Jewish youth were important for the destiny of the Jews?
(a) obeying one's parents and the rabbi.
(b) being faithful to the Torah and to the Talmud.
(c) sticking together and helping each other.
(d) being ambitious and working hard.
8. When was the declaration of the Prussian Academy of Sciences against Einstein written?
(a) April 1, 1931.
(b) April 1, 1933.
(c) April 1, 1934.
(d) April 1, 1932.
9. What are the Torah and Talmud to Einstein?
(a) infallible, sacred Jewish writings.
(b) his most beloved possessions.
(c) what he bases his life on.
(d) evidence of the Jewish manner of life in earlier times.
10. Why was the Prussian Academy of Sciences particularly upset at Einstein's statements?
(a) They revealed Germany for what it was.
(b) They were the truth.
(c) They were lies in the opinion of the Academy.
(d) They were statements from a man of world-wide reputation.
11. What was another reason Einstein gave for not associating himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) that he didn't like manifestos.
(b) that he was a Jew.
(c) that he still felt loyalty to Germany.
(d) that he wasn't a French citizen.
12. How did Einstein describe what was happening to the German people with regard to their anti-Semitism?
13. What Jew had great aims for Palestine and Zionism according to Einstein?
(b) Leonard Bernstein.
(d) Elie Wiesel.
14. Where was Einstein staying when he wrote his answer to the Prussian Academy's declaration against him?
(a) Le Coq, near Ostende.
(b) Paris, France.
(c) L'Oiseau near Angers.
(d) Amsterdam, Holland.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Einstein say would be no excuse for the behavior of the scientific academies?
2. What was leading to success regarding the reconstruction of Palestine in Einstein's opinion?
3. In what German city was the Bavarian Academy of Sciences located?
4. When did the Prussian Academy take cognizance of Einstein's resignation?
5. What did the Prussian Academy of Sciences accuse Einstein of?
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