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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. What did Saville Sax use for invisible ink in his notes for the Soviets?
(a) Sulphuric acid.
(b) Milk.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Honey.

2. What official statement was released regarding the blast from the plutonium bomb test at Los Alamos?
(a) The explosive dump at the Alamogordo Air Base has blown up.
(b) The Santa Fe railroad derailed and caused an oil leak.
(c) There has been an attack by the Japanese on American soil.
(d) There was a power explosion at the central power agency for Albuquerque.

3. Where was Moe Berg to attend a lecture by Werner Heisenberg for his mission?
(a) The University of Bristol.
(b) Cambridge University.
(c) Oxford University.
(d) Zurich University.

4. When did Franklin D. Roosevelt die?
(a) September 1, 1945.
(b) February 21, 1945.
(c) December 18, 1944.
(d) April 12, 1945.

5. What was the real name of the man that interviewed Dorothy McKibben for a job in Santa Fe in March of 1943?
(a) Colonel John Wilson.
(b) Bob Wilson.
(c) Robert Oppenheimer.
(d) General Brehon Somervell.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the top army intelligence officer on the West Coast in June of 1943?

2. What was the name of the area from where William Laurence and the scientists observed the testing of the plutonium bomb?

3. Where was the second secret plant developed to produce U-235?

4. Who was Robert Oppenheimer's assistant leading the first meeting at the Los Alamos Ranch School?

5. What was the name of the Soviets' secret lab in the pine woods outside Moscow in 1943?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were the water barrels being transported from the Vemork plant in February of 1944? What was Haukelid’s mission?

2. What was the objective of the Alsos mission with Heisenberg?

3. What conflict arose regarding Jean Tatlock between Groves and the Army CIC?

4. How did the residents in the surrounding areas of Los Alamos react to the project there when it began?

5. What questions did Harry Truman pose regarding the Manhattan Project in 1945?

6. What was Dorothy McKibben’s job description at Los Alamos? What were her duties?

7. How did Colonel Carl Eifler respond to his mission regarding Heisenberg?

8. How did the Alsos mission evolve after Nazi Germany’s surrender?

9. Who was Theodore Hall? How did Hall become involved in the Manhattan Project?

10. How are the results of the Trinity Test described in the narrative?

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