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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. 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) Alexander Feklisov.
(c) Luis Alvarez.
(d) Alexander Sachs.

2. How old was Harry Gold when World War II began?
(a) 28.
(b) 26.
(c) 19.
(d) 32.

3. When did Adolf Hitler launch a four-million man invasion across the Soviet border, despite his agreements not to do so?
(a) July, 1940.
(b) June, 1941.
(c) May, 1939.
(d) April, 1940.

4. Where were Eugene Wigner and Leo Szilard both born?
(a) Norway.
(b) Sweden.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) Hungaria.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Donald Hornig studying chemistry when he was offered a confidential job by his lab instructor?

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

3. How many neutrons are contained in the nucleus of a normal hydrogen atom?

4. Who convinced Richard Feynman to join in the Los Alamos project?

5. Where was Knut Haukelid born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What led the Soviets to believe that the United States was making progress toward atomic weaponry, according to the author in “Enormoz”?

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

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

4. What happened when the FBI searched Harry Gold’s room in the Prologue to Bomb?

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

6. What was the first mission that Haukelid and Poulsson were assigned after training?

7. Who was Lise Meitner and what role did she play in the discovery of nuclear fission?

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

9. What agreement was made between the U.S. President and British Prime Minister on June 19, 1942?

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

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