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Albert Einstein Quiz

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The genius who defined an age of scientific thought, Albert Einstein has gone down in history as one of the smartest and greatest men in human history. In what country was Einstein born and spent most of his early life?
Bulgaria
Serbia
Austria
Germany

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While still publishing papers and trying to get his breakthrough, Einstein had to get a job in order to support his family. What job did he work from 1902-1905 in Bern to get by?
Janitor at a local art museum
Mechanic
Clerk at a patent office
Cashier at a local restaurant

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Einstein worked quite a bit after becoming famous as the assistant to different professors, but at what university did he receive his first job as a full professor?
University of Sofia
Charles-Ferdinand University
Tolrein University
University of Eisert

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Einstein's first wife was a woman whom he went to college with and was good friends with. What was her name?
Mileva Meric
Gretta Maltz
Ilia Fletcher
Karla Mendelssohn

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Often considered Einstein's greatest contribution to science, what did his famous equation of E=MC^2 explain?
How fast an object can be thrown by the average man
How much force an object can be put under until it shatters
How many cells are in an object
How energy relates to the mass of an object

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Due to his intellect and his avid stance of pacifism in times of conflict, Einstein made some very powerful friends in America. Among them was actor Charlie Chaplin, who invited Einstein to be the guest of honor at the premiere of which of his films?
The Great Dictator
The Gold Rush
City Lights
A King in New York

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Einstein visited America for an extended period of time for academic purposes, but actually ended up becoming an American citizen and staying because of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in what year?
1932
1933
1934
1935

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After his first wife and he separated, Einstein was relatively quick to remarry. What was the name of this second wife?
Gertrude Rosenblatz
Hilde von Reinier
Margaret Vohorn
Elsa Lowenthal

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When the Nazi's found out that the Jewish Einstein had permanently fled the country, what did they do to his house back in Germany?
They turned it into a Hitler Youth Camp
They burned it to the ground
They made it into a Nazi political headquarters
They filled it with dangerous implements to accuse Einstein of being an anarchist

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Einstein greatly valued peaceful solutions to the world's most dangerous problems, but he never blinded himself to the dangers of the world. To what world leader did he write a letter to in 1939 warning of the dangers of other nations building atomic bombs?
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Joseph Stalin
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Winston Churchill
Chiang Kai-shek

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In what year was Albert Einstein awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics?
1921
1923
1934
1938

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With what other renowned scientific mind did Albert Einstein write a manifesto on the dangers of nuclear weapons that was delivered during the Cold War?
Bertrand Russell
Felix Dyne
Jain Makowitz
Lance Norton

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Einstein was offered, but refused, the position of President of which of the following nations?
Greece
Italy
Israel
Germany

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Time Magazine gave Albert Einstein which of the following awards posthumously in 1999?
"Greatest Thinker of all Time"
"Man of the Century"
"Most Impactful Scientist of all Time"
"The Man who Rediscovered the Universe"

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