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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Heisenberg envious of Bohr?

2. What did Schrödinger’s animal have with it?

3. How old is Heisenberg in relationship to the Bohrs’ eldest son?

4. What metaphor does Margrethe use for their unanswered questions?

5. How does Bohr claim he reacted to Heisenberg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is strange about Schrödinger’s cat?

2. What feelings did Heisenberg have towards Kramers?

3. What was Jensen’s claim about Heisenberg’s visit?

4. What is the German Cultural Institute?

5. What does Heisenberg claim Bohr said to him when they spoke?

6. Why does Bohr say that he is a mathematically curious entity?

7. What did Heisenberg consult with Bohr about in 1932?

8. When was fission invented?

9. What are Heisenberg’s recollections of post-World War I Germany?

10. Why does Bohr think the Allied scientists were working on the bomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Bohrs had two sons who were lost to them. What is the significance of these sons? How does Heisenberg compare to them? What is the significance of this comparison?

Essay Topic 2

Margrethe makes various aside comments regarding Heisenberg. What is her opinion of him? Is it a static opinion, or does it change over the course of the play? If so, how, and why?

Essay Topic 3

Bohr and Heisenberg fight throughout the play, but also resolve their differences at various points. What are the issues that lead them into a stalemate? What helps them make up after fighting? Do they ever really resolve any of their issues?

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