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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what date did General Leslie Groves take command of the Manhattan Project?
(a) September 18, 1942.
(b) June 19, 1942.
(c) October 21, 1939.
(d) May 22, 1942.

2. When did the Briggs Advisory Committee on Uranium hold its first meeting?
(a) October 11, 1939.
(b) September 1, 1939.
(c) October 21, 1939.
(d) May 22, 1940.

3. What does S.O.E. stand for?
(a) Special Operations Executive.
(b) Selective Operations Establishment.
(c) Secret Operations Entity.
(d) Special Ordinance Elective.

4. Where was Knut Haukelid born?
(a) Brooklyn, New York.
(b) Paris, France.
(c) Chicago, Illinois.
(d) Oslo, Norway.

5. Where did Semyon Semyonov earn an engineering degree?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) The University of New York.
(c) The University of California, Berkeley.
(d) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

6. What was the actual name of the training school nicknamed by the Germans as the "International Gangster School"?
(a) The Los Alamos Ranch School.
(b) Werner Underground Training Facility.
(c) MI-5.
(d) Special Training School No. 3.

7. Who was the U.S. President in July of 1939?
(a) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Harry Truman.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) Theodore Roosevelt.

8. When was Ruth Werner sent to Britain to set up a network of informants to the Soviet Union?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1941.

9. Where did Klaus Fuchs earn his PhD?
(a) The University of California, Berkeley.
(b) The University of Chicago.
(c) Zurich University.
(d) The University of Bristol.

10. Why was the Manhattan Project given this code name?
(a) Because Manhattan was the name of the man who developed the bomb.
(b) Because the first atomic tests were to be performed in Manhattan.
(c) Because its initial offices were in Manhattan.
(d) Because "Manhattan" was code for "bomb."

11. Who was Robert Oppenheimer's date whom the author describes him abandoning in "Skinny Superhero"?
(a) Lise Meitner.
(b) Sarah Williams.
(c) Ruth Werner.
(d) Melba Phillips.

12. What was Poulsson's answer to the pre-arranged security question, "What did you see walking down the Strand in the early hours of January 1, 1941?"
(a) "Two dogs in a boat."
(b) "Three pink elephants."
(c) "A tank rolling down the street."
(d) "A beaver on a dam."

13. How far did the British plane drop Poulsson's team from their intended drop target on the Vemork mission?
(a) 65 miles away.
(b) 45 miles away.
(c) 100 miles away.
(d) 10 miles away.

14. On what date was the meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill in the opening of "On the Cliff"?
(a) May 22, 1943.
(b) December 11, 1941.
(c) June 19, 1942.
(d) October 21, 1939.

15. On what date did Hitler's Germany launch a massive invasion of Poland?
(a) April 22, 1940.
(b) September 1, 1939.
(c) November 1, 1937.
(d) December 11, 1938.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date did Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves first visit the Los Alamos Ranch School to examine it as a site for testing?

2. Who was Semyon Semyonov's KGB colleague that helped work with him to throw off the scent of the FBI, according to the author in "Rapid Rupture"?

3. What alias did Ruth Werner use in Oxford, England?

4. How did Haukelid injure himself during a training exercise before the special mission he was selected for, according to the author in "International Gangster School"?

5. Where did Tom Black arrange for Harry Gold to take a job in Jersey City in 1933?

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