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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the function of the Talmud?
(a) The Talmud is a collection of Jewish parables.
(b) The Talmud describes the wanderings of the Jews.
(c) The Talmud interpretes the Torah.
(d) The Talmud describes the persecution of Jews.

2. The pure doctrine of Judaism is obscured by what according to Einstein?
(a) by too much worship of the letter.
(b) by not following the laws of the Torah.
(c) by not heeding the teaching of the rabbis.
(d) by a feeling pessimism and unbelief.

3. Why was the Prussian Academy of Sciences particularly upset at Einstein's statements?
(a) They were the truth.
(b) They were statements from a man of world-wide reputation.
(c) They revealed Germany for what it was.
(d) They were lies in the opinion of the Academy.

4. What did Einstein feel would have undermined the ideas and principles which had won a place of honor for Germany in the civilized world?
(a) His putting in a "good word" for the German nation of 1933.
(b) His resignation from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
(c) His resignation from the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
(d) His attacking the politics of Germany in 1933.

5. 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 German people?
(a) April 12, 1933.
(b) April 11, 1933.
(c) April 13, 1933.
(d) April 10, 1933.

6. 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.

7. What has the task in Palestine given the Jewish people according to Einstein?
(a) employment and inspiration.
(b) solidarity and optimism.
(c) hope and peace of mind.
(d) faith in Judaism and in life.

8. In Einstein's opinion what is the Jewish outlook in the philosophical sense?
(a) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
(b) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.
(c) The Jewish outlook is one of pre-determination.
(d) The Jewish outlook is one of optimism.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. When is a protest against injustice and violence more valuable?
(a) when prompted by intense personal involvement.
(b) when one's family is endangered by the injustice.
(c) when one is personally touched by the injustice.
(d) when prompted by an impartial sense of humanity and justice.

12. What was one reason Einstein didn't associate himself with the French Manifesto against anti-Semitism?
(a) that he wasn't a French citizen.
(b) that he was apolitical.
(c) that he would be leaving for America immediately.
(d) that he was still a German citizen.

13. What was the primary duty of a scientific academy in Einstein's opinion?
(a) to publish scientific papers.
(b) to do scientific research.
(c) to hold regular meetings for scientists' intercommunication.
(d) to encourage and protect the scientific life of a country.

14. What kind of society did Einstein declare the Jews were not trying to create in Palestine?
(a) a political society.
(b) a restrictive society.
(c) a capitalistic society.
(d) a religious society.

15. The establishment of satisfactory relations between Jews and Arabs was whose responsibility?
(a) America's responsibility.
(b) the Jews' and Arabs' responsibility.
(c) the Middle East's responsibility.
(d) England's responsibility.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Einstein staying when he wrote his answer to the Prussian Academy's declaration against him?

2. According to Einstein what is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate?

3. When was the declaration of the Prussian Academy of Sciences against Einstein written?

4. At the beginning of Part III Einstein compared the psychic distemper of a society with what?

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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