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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The establishment of satisfactory relations between Jews and Arabs was whose responsibility?
(a) the Jews' and Arabs' responsibility.
(b) the Middle East's responsibility.
(c) England's responsibility.
(d) America's responsibility.
2. What was another reason Einstein gave for not associating himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) that he was a Jew.
(b) that he still felt loyalty to Germany.
(c) that he wasn't a French citizen.
(d) that he didn't like manifestos.
3. In Einstein's opinion with what is Judaism almost exclusively concerned?
(a) excellency in every direction.
(b) creating a Jewish nation.
(c) the moral attitude in life and to life.
(d) loyalty to theology of Judaism.
4. 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) sense of humor.
(d) loyalty to the Jewish race.
5. What comment did Einstein make about the letter from von Ficker of the Prussian academy to him?
(a) the letter showed him how right he had been to resign.
(b) the letter made saddened him.
(c) the letter made him extremely angry,
(d) the letter was a complete surprise to him.
6. In what German city was the Prussian Academy of Sciences located?
7. What accusation by the Prussian Academy of Sciences did Einstein feel was slanderous?
(a) that wrote bogus scientific papers.
(b) that he had taken part in atrocity-mongering against Germany.
(c) that he was disloyal to the future of Science.
(d) that he was a snob and an elitist.
8. According to Einstein what is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate?
(a) love of one's fellow man.
(b) the sacredness of Life.
9. What did the German scientific academies do that Einstein deplored?
(a) were too bureaucratic.
(b) were too social.
(c) stood by while German savants etc. were deprived of work.
(d) wrote too many scientific treatises.
10. Instead of atrocity-mongering what did the French people do?
(a) they did nothing.
(b) take in and protect Jews fleeing from Germany.
(c) write letters to German newspapers.
(d) reproduce and comment on official German statements.
11. 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) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
(d) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.
12. What was needed in order to preserve Jewish solidarity?
(a) hard work.
(b) a spiritual center.
(c) hope and faith.
(d) the brotherhood of Jews.
13. What is the function of the Talmud?
(a) The Talmud describes the persecution of Jews.
(b) The Talmud describes the wanderings of the Jews.
(c) The Talmud is a collection of Jewish parables.
(d) The Talmud interpretes the Torah.
14. 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.
15. What is one thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?
(a) their cowardice.
(b) their rage against the ideals of reason and individual liberty.
(c) their apathy.
(d) their fear of anyone different.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who wrote an article on Zionism and the Zurich Congress which Einstein felt impelled to answer?
2. What should Jewish youth take an interest in according to Einstein?
3. How many years did Einstein say in his Addresses on the Reconstruction of Palestine had passed since he had last made an address on the Zionist cause?
4. What did the O.R.T. society do try to do for the Jewish people?
5. With which famous French writer did Einstein compare himself with in explaining his decision not to associate with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
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