Final Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why was the Prussian Academy of Sciences particularly upset at Einstein's statements?
(a) They were the truth.
(b) They revealed Germany for what it was.
(c) They were statements from a man of world-wide reputation.
(d) They were lies in the opinion of the Academy.
2. Einstein was a citizen of what country?
3. 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 Marie Antoinette case.
(c) the Devil's Island case.
(d) the Dreyfus case.
4. What did Einstein want the Prussian Academy of Sciences to do with his written statement?
(a) communicate it to its members and to the German public.
(b) enter it into the minutes of the next Academy meeting.
(c) read it out loud at the meeting of the Academy.
(d) publish it in prominent German newspapers.
5. 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 of total hopelessness..
(c) an attitude toward life like the theory "the survival of the fittest".
(d) an affirmative attitude to the life of all creation.
6. What kind of society did Einstein declare the Jews were not trying to create in Palestine?
(a) a capitalistic society.
(b) a religious society.
(c) a political society.
(d) a restrictive society.
7. Einstein had also been a corresponding member of what other academy of Sciences?
(a) The Swiss Academy of Sciences.
(b) The Austrian Academy of Science.
(c) The Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
(d) The French Academy of Sciences.
8. What is a feature of the Jewish tradition which makes Einstein thank his stars he belongs to it?
(a) religious zeal.
(b) pursuit of knowledge for its own sake.
(c) loyalty to the Jewish race.
(d) sense of humor.
9. What does Judaism insist on concerning all living things, especially humans, according to Einstein?
10. What had the Prussian Academy of Sciences wanted Einstein to do?
(a) denounce America and France.
(b) write a newspaper article defending Germany's position.
(c) put in a good word for the German people.
(d) give the Academy credit for his scientific research.
11. 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) Hegel and Heine.
(d) Schiller and Schopenhauer.
12. What was leading to success regarding the reconstruction of Palestine in Einstein's opinion?
(a) a lot of miraculous coincidences.
(b) financial aid from American Jews.
(c) ceaseless work, supported by a noble purpose.
(d) God's promise that Jews were the chosen people.
13. What is one thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?
(a) their apathy.
(b) their cowardice.
(c) their rage against the ideals of reason and individual liberty.
(d) their fear of anyone different.
14. What should Jewish youth take an interest in according to Einstein?
(a) education but also athletics.
(b) Jewish questions and difficulties.
(c) obedience to their parents' traditions.
15. In what German city was the Prussian Academy of Sciences located?
Short Answer Questions
1. What was another reason Einstein gave for not associating himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
2. What were the names of the two secretaries of the Prussian Academy of Sciences who signed the Academy's answer to Einstein?
3. Who was the Secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
4. What in Jewish tradition finds splendid expression in many of the Psalms according to Einstein?
5. With which famous French writer did Einstein compare himself with in explaining his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto
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