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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the Jewish God according to Einstein?
(a) A God made in man's likeness.
(b) Abraham's and all Jews' father.
(c) a mighty and fearful power.
(d) a negation of superstition.
2. With which famous French writer did Einstein compare himself with in explaining his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto
3. 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) remaining a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
(d) praising Germany.
4. What kind of spirit should Jewish youth cultivate in Einstein's opinion?
(a) the spirit of adventure.
(b) the international spirit.
(c) the spirit of communal living.
(d) the religious spirit.
5. Einstein addressed the Jews of Hungary on behalf of whom?
(a) Sarah Smetana.
(b) Pamela Bolgar.
(c) Keren Hajessod.
(d) Rachel Moldau.
6. What accusation by the Prussian Academy of Sciences did Einstein feel was slanderous?
(a) that he was a snob and an elitist.
(b) that he had taken part in atrocity-mongering against Germany.
(c) that he was disloyal to the future of Science.
(d) that wrote bogus scientific papers.
7. What was the official date of Einstein's resignation from the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) March 8, 1933.
(b) March 27, 1933.
(c) March 30, 1933.
(d) March 28, 1933.
8. What was leading to success regarding the reconstruction of Palestine in Einstein's opinion?
(a) financial aid from American Jews.
(b) a lot of miraculous coincidences.
(c) ceaseless work, supported by a noble purpose.
(d) God's promise that Jews were the chosen people.
9. In Einstein's opinion what is the Jewish outlook in the philosophical sense?
(a) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.
(b) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
(c) The Jewish outlook is one of optimism.
(d) The Jewish outlook is one of pre-determination.
10. What two things did Einstein emphasize to Jewish youth were important for the destiny of the Jews?
(a) being ambitious and working hard.
(b) sticking together and helping each other.
(c) being faithful to the Torah and to the Talmud.
(d) obeying one's parents and the rabbi.
11. What was the third feature of the Jewish tradition Einstein was so thankful for?
(a) the desire for personal independence.
(b) love of science.
(c) the will to succeed.
(d) love of the Torah.
12. 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 rabbis.
(c) a reverence for one's Jewish ancestors.
(d) a reverence for everything spiritual.
13. 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 12, 1933.
(c) April 11, 1933.
(d) April 10, 1933.
14. Instead of atrocity-mongering what did the French people do?
(a) reproduce and comment on official German statements.
(b) write letters to German newspapers.
(c) they did nothing.
(d) take in and protect Jews fleeing from Germany.
15. What should Jewish youth take an interest in according to Einstein?
(b) obedience to their parents' traditions.
(c) Jewish questions and difficulties.
(d) education but also athletics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Judaism attempt to do according to Einstein?
2. What famous French legal case did Einstein use to illustrate his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
3. In what German city was the Prussian Academy of Sciences located?
4. What is a feature of the Jewish tradition which makes Einstein thank his stars he belongs to it?
5. Which country did Einstein use as an example for the Jews to follow in the construction of Palestine?
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