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Extract Based Questions of Albert Einstein at School | MCQ of Albert Einstein at School

Extracts of Albert Einstein at School

Extract 1

I can’t see any point in learning dates. One can always look them up in a book.” Mr Braun was speechless for a few moments. “You amaze me, Einstein,” he said at last. “Don’t you realise that one can always look most things up in books? That applies to all the facts you learn at school.”

a) Name the chapter.
1) The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

2) The Address

3) Ranga’s Marriage

4) Albert Einstein at School 

b) Who is the author of Albert Einstein at School?
1) Alphonse Daudet
2) Patrick Pringle
3) Marga Minco
4) William Saroyan

c) What was Albert not interested in?
1) Learning the months
2) Learning the years
3) Learning the seasons
4) Learning the dates

d) Which subject did Mr. Braun teach to Albert?
1) Physics
2) Chemistry
3) History
4) Mathematics

a. Albert Einstein at School  b. Patrick Pringle c. Learning the dates d. History

You may also read The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, The Address, Ranga’s Marriage, Albert Einstein at School, Mother’s Day, The Ghat of the Only World, Birth, The Tale of the Melon City for better understanding of the chapters of Snapshots.

Extract 2

Going back to his lodgings did not cheer him up. His father had so little money to spare that Albert had been found a room in one of the poorest quarters of Munich. He did not mind the bad food and lack of comfort, or even the dirt and squalor, but he hated the atmosphere of slum violence. His landlady beat her children regularly, and every Saturday her husband came drunk and beat her.

a) What does ‘Dirt and Squalor’ mean?
1) Filthiness
2) Garbage
3) Foulness
4) All of these

b) What kind of surroundings did Albert use to live in?
1) Pathetic
2) Magnificent
3) Ravishing
4) All of these

c) Why could Albert only hire a room in one of the quarters of Munich?
1) For he hailed from a rich family
2) For he hailed from a poor family
3) For he hailed from a middle-class family
4) For he was well off

d) What did Albert hate the most?
1) Bad food
2) Lack of comfort
3) Dirt and squalor
4) Slum Violence

a. All of these b. Pathetic c. For he hailed from a poor family d. Slum Violence

Extract 3

“I’m sure you could learn enough to pass the exams, Albert, if you tried,” she said, “I know lots of boys who are much more stupid than you are, who get through. They say you don’t have to know anything— you don’t have to understand what you’re taught, just be able to repeat it in the exams.” “That’s the whole trouble,” said Albert. “I’m no good at learning things by heart.”

a) Who is ‘she’ in the above lines?
1) Edla
2) Elsa
3) Christine
4) Brunt

b) What piece of advice was given to Albert by her cousin?
1) To cheat in the exams
2) To skip the exams
3) To cram the things and pass
4) To leave the school forever

c) What was the whole trouble with Albert?
1) He wanted to cram the things and pass
2) He didn’t want to cram the things and pass
3) He wanted to cram the things and fail
4) He didn’t want to cram the things but fail

d) With whom did Albert argue for not learning the dates?
1) Mr. Koch
2) Mr. Braun
3) Headmaster
4) Headmistress

a. Elsa b. To cram the things and pass c. He didn’t want to cram the things and pass d. Mr. Braun

Extract 4

“I don’t really know how to describe my trouble, Dr Weil,” he began. “Don’t try,” said the young doctor with a friendly smile. “Yuri has already given me a history of the case.” “Oh! What did he say?” “Only that you want me to think you have had a nervous breakdown, and say that you mustn’t go back to that school.” “Oh dear.” Albert’s face fell. “He shouldn’t have told you that.” “Why not? Isn’t it true, then?”

a) Who advised Albert to go to Dr. Weil?
1) Elsa
2) Yuri
3) His landlady
4) His father

b) What did Albert want Dr. Weil to do?
1) To treat him carefully
2) To diagnose his illness
3) To cure his diseases
4) To hand him in the certificate of having nervous breakdown

c) For how long did Dr. Weil permit Albert to stay out of school in his certificate?
1) Three months
2) Four months
3) Five months
4) Six months

d) Why did Albert want to leave his school as soon as possible?
1) He was unable to pay his fee
2) He did not like the students of his class
3) He didn’t want to learn the things which his teacher wanted
4) He had an argue with his headmistress.

a. Yuri b. To hand him in the certificate of having nervous breakdown c. Six months d. He didn’t want to learn the things which his teacher wanted

Extract 5

“If I say I can’t teach you anymore, and probably you’ll soon be able to teach me, will that be all right?” he asked. “That’s saying too much, sir,” said Albert. “It’s only the truth. But alright. I’ll put it more seriously.” It was still a glowing reference, and Mr Koch made the point that Albert was ready immediately to enter a college or institute for the study of higher mathematics. “I’m sorry you’re leaving us, although you’re wasting your time in my class,” he said. “It’s almost the only class where I’m not wasting my time,” said Albert. “But how did you know I’m leaving, sir?”

a) Whom was Albert talking to?
1) Mr. Koch
2) Mr. Braun
3) Elsa
4) Yuri

b) What did Mr. Koch teach?
1) Science
2) English Literature
3) Mathematics
4) Physics

c) What point was made by Mr. Koch in his reference?
1) That Albert was ready to enter a college
2) That Albert was ready to leave his school
3) That Albert was ready to leave his lodgings
4) That Albert was ready to marry

d) Which literary device has been used in ‘Glowing reference’?
1) Simile
2) Personification
3) Metaphor
4) Alliteration

a. Mr. Koch b. Mathematics c. That Albert was ready to enter a college d. Personification

Extract 6

“You can take it that way if you wish, Einstein.” The head teacher was not mincing words. “The simplest thing will be for you to go of your own accord, and then the question won’t arise.” “But,” said Albert, “what crime have I committed?” “Your presence in the classroom makes it impossible for the teacher to teach and for the other pupils to learn. You refuse to learn, you are in constant rebellion, and no serious work can be done while you are there.” Albert felt the medical certificate almost burning a hole in his pocket.

a) Who is the speaker of the first line?
1) Mr. Koch
2) Mr. Braun
3) Headmaster
4) Headmistress

b) What did the phrase ‘Mincing words’ mean?
1) To speak carefully
2) To speak indirectly
3) To speak vaguely
4) All of these

c) Which of the following adjectives was attributed to Albert by his headmaster?
1) Intelligent
2) Wholesome
3) Troublesome
4) Philanthropist

d) Which does ‘Burning a hole’ mean?

1) To have an urge of using a thing in possession
2) To burn the pocket
3) To burn money
4) To burn the pocket of someone

a. Headmaster b. All of these c. Troublesome d. To have an urge of using a thing in possession

Extract 7

He walked straight on, out of the school where he had spent five miserable years, without turning his head to give it a last look. He could not think of anyone he wanted to say goodbye to. Indeed, Yuri was almost the only person in Munich he felt like seeing before he left the town he had come to hate almost as much as the school. Elsa was back in Berlin, and he had no other real friends.

a) Whom did Albert see before leaving the town?
1) Mr. Koch
2) Mr. Braun
3) Headmaster
4) Yuri

b) Why did Albert hate his school ?
1) For his teachers followed traditional methods of learning
2) For his teachers made students learn the things
3) for his teachers had no new ways to teach
4) All of these

c) How long had he spent in his school?
1) 3 years
2) 4 years
3) 5 years
4) 6 years

a) Name the chapter.
1) The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

2) The Address

3) Ranga’s Marriage

4) Albert Einstein at School 

a. Yuri b. All of these c. 5 years d. Albert Einstein at School 

 

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