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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Near what town was the Vemork power plant located?
(a) Zurich, Switzerland.
(b) Rjukan, Norway.
(c) Haugesund, Norway.
(d) Grimstad, Norway.

2. What illness was responsible for Franklin Roosevelt's adult disability?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Polio.
(c) Tuberculosis.
(d) Asthma.

3. When was Robert Oppenheimer born?
(a) April 22, 1904.
(b) May 22, 1908.
(c) November 1, 1914.
(d) December 11, 1910.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Colonel Leslie Groves when he was selected to oversee the bomb project?

2. Why was the Manhattan Project given this code name?

3. Where did Eugene Wigner and Leo Szilard find Albert Einstein in "Finding Einstein"?

4. Who was the Secretary of War that wrote to the school director of the Los Alamos Ranch School to inform him of its acquirement for military purposes?

5. Where did Haukelid's training group go to attend parachute school?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Knut Haukelid described in the narrative? Where was he trained?

2. How would you describe Robert Oppenheimer’s loyalty to the U.S. in his work for the Manhattan Project?

3. What were the results of Enrico Fermi’s experiments at the University of Chicago?

4. What was the outcome of Haukelid and Poulsson’s mission in February of 1943?

5. How did Robert Oppenheimer come to learn about Otto Hahn’s work in Germany?

6. Describe Otto Hahn’s experiment in December of 1938. What was discovered in Hahn’s experiment?

7. What was the situation with the Vemork plant in February of 1943?

8. How was the compound at Los Alamos developed? Who came to the compound?

9. How did Colonel Groves respond when his candidate for the leader of the Manhattan Project did not pass an army physical?

10. How are Robert Oppenheimer’s childhood and education described in “Skinny Superhero”?

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