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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Jens Poulsson when he was chosen as the leader of a special mission to attack the Vemork power plant?
(a) 19.
(b) 32.
(c) 24.
(d) 29.

2. When did Adolf Hitler take over as Chancellor of Germany?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1919.

3. Where did Harry Gold live when he was questioned by the FBI in the Prologue?
(a) New York, New York.
(b) San Diego, California.
(c) Chicago, Illinois.
(d) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4. Prior to the development of the atomic bomb, where did the largest man-made explosion in history occur?
(a) Halifax Harbor, Canada.
(b) Augusta Bay, Alaska.
(c) Paris, France.
(d) Zurich, Switzerland.

5. On what date did Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves first visit the Los Alamos Ranch School to examine it as a site for testing?
(a) October 8, 1942.
(b) November 16, 1942.
(c) December 18, 1942.
(d) October 21, 1939.

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

7. 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"?
(a) Robert Oppenheimer.
(b) Luis Alvarez.
(c) Alexander Feklisov.
(d) Alexander Sachs.

8. Who did Peter Ivanov send to talk to Robert Oppenheimer and feel out his Communist sensibilities at Berkeley?
(a) Jens Poulsson.
(b) Alexander Sachs.
(c) Richard Brennan.
(d) George Eltenton.

9. Who informed Robert Oppenheimer about the German chemists finding the uranium could be split, according to the author in "The U Business"?
(a) Richard Brennan.
(b) Scott Miller.
(c) Derek Curtis-Bennett.
(d) Luis Alvarez.

10. When was Harry Gold born?
(a) December 11, 1910.
(b) March 29, 1908.
(c) July 7, 1917.
(d) May 22, 1915.

11. How much did Robert Oppenheimer weigh when he underwent an army physical prior to being appointed to the Manhattan Project?
(a) 115 pounds.
(b) 128 pounds.
(c) 150 pounds.
(d) 136 pounds.

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

13. What alias did Ruth Werner use in Oxford, England?
(a) Mrs. Phillips.
(b) Mrs. Anderson.
(c) Mrs. Meitner.
(d) Mrs. Brewer.

14. When did German forces capture Norway and Denmark during World War II?
(a) July, 1940.
(b) March, 1941.
(c) April, 1940.
(d) May, 1939.

15. That former partner did Otto Hahn write first when he first discovered that uranium atoms could be split, according to the author in "The U Business"?
(a) Robert Oppenheimer.
(b) Lise Meitner.
(c) Klaus Fuchs.
(d) Lewis Strauss.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years of evidence was Harry Gold racing to destroy in the Prologue?

2. From where did Poulsson's team order skis and boots prior to their mission at the Vemork power plant?

3. What political party did Tom Black pressure Harry Gold to join?

4. What does "blitzkrieg" translate to in English?

5. Who were the FBI agents at Harry Gold's door in the Prologue to Bomb?

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