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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. In Heisenberg’s illustration of his theory, what or who is the nucleus?
(a) Bohr
(b) The heart
(c) The mast
(d) Margrethe

2. From whose work does Heisenberg and Bohr’s own work stem?
(a) Nobody; it is entirely new
(b) Schrödinger’s
(c) Kramers’
(d) Einstein’s

3. Where were Bohr’s rooms in 1924?
(a) In comfortable quarters at the Institute
(b) In a palace
(c) In a modern apartment building
(d) In servants’ quarters at the Institute

4. What does Bohr claim about Heisenberg’s attitude towards the bomb?
(a) He went too fast
(b) He never assumed anything
(c) He never calculated anything
(d) He went too slow

5. What critical mass did Heisenberg think was needed for the bomb?
(a) One ton
(b) One gram
(c) Fifty kilograms
(d) 26,000 tons

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the uncertainty principle pertain to?

2. To what period does Heisenberg compare his work with Bohr?

3. What does Heisenberg claim is different about his resistant act during the war?

4. What was Heisenberg’s main scientific achievement?

5. Which scientist insulted Heisenberg’s knowledge?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Heisenberg spend the last months of the war, and why?

2. How much more time did Heisenberg think he needed to make his reaction work?

3. When did Fermi achieve the first self-sustaining chain reaction, in relationship to Heisenberg?

4. What were the conditions under which Heisenberg was allowed to practice science after the war?

5. What extreme act does Heisenberg claim that Bohr would have been justified in doing?

6. What could have happened to the reactor in Haigerloch?

7. In 1942, where is the German project in relationship to the American atomic project?

8. What was strange about the cadmium that Heisenberg had in Haigerloch?

9. What does Heisenberg say about his understanding of the bomb?

10. What does Otto Hahn want to do during the last months of the war?

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