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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the German scientific academies do that Einstein deplored?
(a) stood by while German savants etc. were deprived of work.
(b) were too social.
(c) were too bureaucratic.
(d) wrote too many scientific treatises.
2. What did Einstein feel was one of the noblest features of the French tradition?
(a) the love of life the French exhibit.
(b) the highly developed sense of justice of the French people.
(c) the bravery of the French people.
(d) the honesty of the French people.
3. 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.
4. At the beginning of Part III Einstein compared the psychic distemper of a society with what?
(a) the psychic distemper of an individual.
(b) a rabid dog.
(c) an inner revolution.
(d) a rapidly-spreading epidemic.
5. What had the Prussian Academy of Sciences wanted Einstein to do?
(a) give the Academy credit for his scientific research.
(b) denounce America and France.
(c) write a newspaper article defending Germany's position.
(d) put in a good word for the German people.
6. Who was the Secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) Dr. Erhardt Birn.
(b) Dr. Eckhardt Lehmann.
(c) Dr. Ernst Heymann.
(d) Dr. Heinrich Edelmann.
7. 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.
8. What is a feature of the Jewish tradition which makes Einstein thank his stars he belongs to it?
(a) loyalty to the Jewish race.
(b) religious zeal.
(c) pursuit of knowledge for its own sake.
(d) sense of humor.
9. What in Jewish tradition finds splendid expression in many of the Psalms according to Einstein?
(a) definite laws on how to lead one's life.
(b) confirmation of an afterlife,.
(c) the setting down of a definite creed.
(d) joy and amazement at the beauty and grandeur of the world.
10. What was expressly included in the command to keep holy the Sabbath day?
(b) choice of food to be eaten.
(d) the synagogue or temple.
11. In what German city was the Bavarian Academy of Sciences located?
12. What was the date Einstein wrote his Manifesto about only staying in a country with political liberty, toleration and equality of citizens existed?
(a) March, 1933.
(b) March, 1934.
(c) May, 1935.
(d) May, 1932.
13. In Einstein's opinion with what is Judaism almost exclusively concerned?
(a) excellency in every direction.
(b) loyalty to theology of Judaism.
(c) creating a Jewish nation.
(d) the moral attitude in life and to life.
14. Einstein was a citizen of what country?
15. What famous French legal case did Einstein use to illustrate his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) the Marie Antoinette case.
(b) the Dreyfus case.
(c) the Monsieur Harlecoute case.
(d) the Devil's Island case.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which two Gentile writers was Einstein happy to see attend the speech he gave in London?
2. With which famous French writer did Einstein compare himself with in explaining his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
3. What two things did Einstein emphasize to Jewish youth were important for the destiny of the Jews?
4. What was one of the most important aims of the Zionist organization?
5. What is the function of the Talmud?
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