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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 persecution of Jews.
(c) The Talmud describes the wanderings of the Jews.
(d) The Talmud interpretes the Torah.
2. 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) Philosophically speaking there is no specific Jewish outlook.
(d) The Jewish outlook, philosophically speaking, is pessimistic.
3. Who was the Secretary of the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
(a) Dr. Heinrich Edelmann.
(b) Dr. Ernst Heymann.
(c) Dr. Eckhardt Lehmann.
(d) Dr. Erhardt Birn.
4. The pure doctrine of Judaism is obscured by what according to Einstein?
(a) by not following the laws of the Torah.
(b) by not heeding the teaching of the rabbis.
(c) by too much worship of the letter.
(d) by a feeling pessimism and unbelief.
5. What had the Prussian Academy of Sciences wanted Einstein to do?
(a) denounce America and France.
(b) give the Academy credit for his scientific research.
(c) write a newspaper article defending Germany's position.
(d) put in a good word for the German people.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one thing people who view Jews as irreconcilable foes are known for?
2. Who made the following remark to Einstein: "When a Jew says that he's going hunting to amuse himself, he lies."
3. What was the primary duty of a scientific academy in Einstein's opinion?
4. When had Einstein acquired Prussian nationality by becoming a full member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences?
5. Einstein had also been a corresponding member of what other academy of Sciences?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was one of the important aims of the Zionist organization and who helped implement this?
2. What was Einstein's view on life?
3. What did the Prussian Academy of Sciences accuse Einstein of doing?
4. The Prussian Academy of Sciences based its accusation of Einstein's atrocity-mongering on what evidence?
5. What was Einstein's definition of political liberty?
6. Why did Einstein refuse to associate himself with a French manifesto against anti-Semitism?
7. Who was Herzl and what did he do?
8. What made solidarity and achievements as a people difficult if not impossible for the Jews for thousands of years?
9. What was the essence of Judaism according to Einstein?
10. In the beginning of Part III what comparison did Einstein make between the German society and an individual?
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