The World As I See It Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What constitutes an impotent pacifism according to Einstein?

2. Where did Einstein and his best friend hold long conversations for 10 years or more during his stay in Berlin?

3. What was the cultural flowering of the Italian Renaissance based on?

4. Who was it who spoke the following words: "It's no use, Gentlemen, science is and remains international."

5. What did H.A. Lorentz devote himself to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the friendship of Einstein and Dr. Katzenstein.

2. Why did Einstein feel compelled to leave the Commission of the League of Nations?

3. What did Einstein feel the chief duty of the State was?

4. Why did Einstein feel H.A. Lorentz was the greatest and noblest man of his times?

5. What is Einstein's opinion of the military system?

6. Define "real" overproduction.

7. Define "apparent" overproduction.

8. What was Einstein's opinion of political leaders and governments?

9. How did Einstein view Americans?

10. What did Einstein admire about Dr. Solf?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) What gave rise to religion in Einstein's opinion? Describe primitive religion.

2) What did religion evolve into? What did Einstein think about an anthropomorphic God? Who did he feel worshiped this concept of God?

3) What is cosmic religion according to Einstein? Who espoused cosmic religion? How are science and religion related, according to Einstein? Did Einstein feel he was religious?

4) Choose two of the three topics to write on.


Essay Topic 2

1) Explain why Einstein considers himself a religious man? What, according to Einstein, engendered religion?

2) Tell what Gumbel was noted for. What did he write about? What saddens Einstein about Gumbel?

3) What did Einstein feel was the true value of a human being? Why?

4) Choose two of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) What is Einstein's opinion about political leaders and governments? Do you agree with him? or not? Why?

2) What was the problem among the intellectual elite of different countries in 1933, according to Einstein?

3) What is Einstein's view about compulsory military service? Elaborate.

4) Choose two of the three topics to write on.

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