MCQs for Chapter 4 “Albert Einstein at School” Class 11 English Snapshots book

CBSE Class 11 English Snapshots book Chapter 4 “Albert Einstein at School” Multiple Choice Questions ‌(MCQs) with Answers

Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 11 English Snapshots book Chapter 4– Albert Einstein at School. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.


Q1. The extract “Albert Einstein at School” is taken from __________.

  1. The Young Einstein
  2. Einstein’s expulsion
  3. The Story of Einstein
  4. The Famous Einstein


Q2. What was the name of Albert Einstein’s history teacher?

  1. Mr. Weil
  2. Mr. Braun
  3. Mr. Koch
  4. Not mentioned in the lesson


Q3. According to Einstein, learning facts is not ____________.

  1. avoidable
  2. wasteful
  3. education
  4. easy


Q4. What was Albert’s theory of education?

  1. Giving importance to ideas than to facts
  2. Learning all important facts
  3. Memorizing
  4. Writing everything


Q5. How did Albert feel about going to school every day?

  1. Cheerful
  2. Scared
  3. Miserable
  4. Grateful


Q6. How long did Albert’s father want him to attend the school for?

  1. Until he comes to love the school
  2. Until his father called
  3. Until he completes his diploma
  4. None of the above

Q7. Where did Albert Einstein reside during his schooling?

  1. At home with his family
  2. At the quarters of Munich
  3. At his friend’s house
  4. At a place provided by school


Q8. The place where Einstein lived had __________.

  1. no comfort
  2. bad food
  3. dirt and squalor
  4. All of the above


Q9. Albert Einstein had a friend named ___________.

  1. Yuri
  2. Elsa
  3. Braun
  4. Koch


Q10. Yuri mentions a fight in which a scar is a ____________.

  1. symbol of defeat
  2. badge of honour
  3. proof of weakness
  4. None of the above


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Q11. What was the name of Albert Einstein’s cousin?

  1. Yuri
  2. Koch
  3. Elsa
  4. Braun


Q12. What was Albert’s cousin’s suggestion to him to help him get through his exams?

  1. To understand everything that was taught
  2. To learn without understanding
  3. To pay attention in the class
  4. To find a good tutor


Q13. According to Einstein, what was a good enough reason(s) to study something?

  1. It has to be a part of curriculum
  2. When the reader was forced to study
  3. If the reader likes it
  4. All of the above


Q14. Apart from books on science, what comforted Albert Einstein?

  1. Playing on streets
  2. Drawing and painting
  3. Calligraphy
  4. Music and playing violin


Q15. How did Albert Einstein plan to leave the school?

  1. By getting a certificate of nervous breakdown from a doctor
  2. By running away
  3. By calling his father to help him out of school
  4. By asking the head teacher


Q16. Einstein was ________ with his own idea of leaving school.

  1. sad
  2. joyous
  3. terrified
  4. doubtful


Q17. Who helped Albert in finding a doctor who would help him in fulfilling his plan to leave the school?

  1. His father
  2. Elsa
  3. Yuri
  4. No one

Q18. “He’s not a fool,” Yuri warned Albert. Who is he?

  1. The head teacher of school
  2. Albert’s maths teacher
  3. Albert’s father
  4. Doctor Ernst Weil


Q19. Albert was __________ about his appointment with the doctor.

  1. worried
  2. thrilled
  3. annoyed
  4. passive


Q20. What did Albert plan to do after he left school?

  1. Look for a job
  2. Get into college or institute
  3. Start his own business
  4. Do nothing


Q21. For how long was Albert supposed to stay away from school as per the certificate?

  1. One month
  2. Two months
  3. Six months
  4. Three months


Q22. The doctor seemed to understand what Albert was going through because __________.

  1. he himself had been a student
  2. he was paid well
  3. he was new at being a doctor
  4. None of the above


Q23. “I’ll never go back to that place.” Which place is Albert referring to?

  1. His home in Milan
  2. His school
  3. His room in quarter of Munich
  4. Berlin


Q24. How did Albert plan to get into a college?

  1. By giving an entrance exam
  2. Through his father’s reference
  3. By getting a reference from his history teacher
  4. By getting a reference from his mathematics teacher


Q25. How much did the doctor charge from Albert?

  1. Asked Albert to invite Yuri for a meal
  2. Asked Albert to invite him for a meal
  3. His consultation fees
  4. None of the above


Q26. “It’s almost the only class where I’m not wasting my time.” Which class is Albert talking about here?

  1. History
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science
  4. English


Q27. Why was Einstein summoned by the head teacher?

  1. To ask him to leave the school
  2. To punish him for bad work
  3. To reward him for his work
  4. None of the above


Q28. What sort of a student Einstein was according to his teachers?

  1. Insincere
  2. Rebellion
  3. Troublesome
  4. All of the above


Q29. Why did Albert feel that ‘the medical certificate was burning a hole in his pocket’?

  1. Because it had cost him money
  2. Because it proved to be of no use
  3. Both (A) and (B)
  4. None of the above


Q30. Who did Albert Einstein meet before leaving Munich?

  1. His maths teacher
  2. Elsa
  3. Yuri
  4. The head teacher of the school


Answer key for Class 11 English Snapshots Book Chapter 4 – Albert Einstein at School

Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 A 11 C 21 C
2 B 12 B 22 A
3 C 13 C 23 B
4 A 14 D 24 D
5 C 15 A 25 A
6 C 16 B 26 B
7 B 17 C 27 A
8 D 18 D 28 D
9 A 19 A 29 C
10 B 20 B 30 C


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