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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why had the Prussian Academy of Sciences confidently expected Einstein to defend Germany?
(a) because he didn't want to be thrown out of the Academy.
(b) because he had belonged to the Academy for a long time.
(c) because he would put his scientific connections first.
(d) because he would fear them.
2. What are the Torah and Talmud to Einstein?
(a) his most beloved possessions.
(b) evidence of the Jewish manner of life in earlier times.
(c) what he bases his life on.
(d) infallible, sacred Jewish writings.
3. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
(a) the brotherhood of Jews.
(b) hard work.
(c) hope and faith.
(d) a spiritual center.
4. What is the function of the Torah in Judaism?
(a) It explains why the Jewish people are God's chosen people.
(b) It lays down the laws for Jews.
(c) It is a symbol of the solidarity of the Jewish people.
(d) It is so sacred it may only be read by rabbis.
5. The demands of what form of societal system were for the most part first raised by the Jews, according to Einstein?
6. In what German city was the Prussian Academy of Sciences located?
7. When did the Prussian Academy take cognizance of Einstein's resignation?
(a) in its plenary session of March 18, 1933.
(b) in its plenary session of March 29, 1933.
(c) in it's plenary session of April 2, 1933.
(d) in its plenary session of March 30, 1933.
8. What had the Prussian Academy of Sciences wanted Einstein to do?
(a) write a newspaper article defending Germany's position.
(b) denounce America and France.
(c) put in a good word for the German people.
(d) give the Academy credit for his scientific research.
9. What kind of spirit should Jewish youth cultivate in Einstein's opinion?
(a) the spirit of communal living.
(b) the spirit of adventure.
(c) the international spirit.
(d) the religious spirit.
10. Einstein addressed the Jews of Hungary on behalf of whom?
(a) Sarah Smetana.
(b) Pamela Bolgar.
(c) Rachel Moldau.
(d) Keren Hajessod.
11. 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 given to the Press.
(b) He had not wanted it used to enlist support.
(c) He had not wanted his name put on it.
(d) He had not wanted it used for hate-mongering.
12. What does Judaism attempt to do according to Einstein?
(a) base the moral law on fear.
(b) unify the Jews scattered all over the world.
(c) prove itself the best of all belief systems.
(d) use ancient stories to teach morality.
13. What did Einstein say would be no excuse for the behavior of the scientific academies?
(c) external pressure.
14. What is the Jewish God according to Einstein?
(a) A God made in man's likeness.
(b) a mighty and fearful power.
(c) a negation of superstition.
(d) Abraham's and all Jews' father.
15. What was one of the most important aims of the Zionist organization?
(a) establish the Jews as the chosen people.
(b) have the new Palestine become famous for progress.
(c) establish a Jewish nattional symphone orchestra.
(d) establish a Jewish university in Jerusalem.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who made the following remark to Einstein: "When a Jew says that he's going hunting to amuse himself, he lies."
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 Einstein's opinion with what is Judaism almost exclusively concerned?
4. What kind of society did Einstein declare the Jews were not trying to create in Palestine?
5. Who wrote an article on Zionism and the Zurich Congress which Einstein felt impelled to answer?
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