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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. Where were Bohr’s rooms in 1924?

2. Where did Heisenberg have his moment of clarity?

3. What does Heisenberg claim about his attitude towards the bomb?

4. Where did Heisenberg sleep immediately after the war?

5. What does Einstein’s work do for Bohr?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Einstein show about measurement?

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

4. What is Heisenberg’s plan (according to him, in present day) for talking to Bohr about the atomic project?

5. What did people think about Heisenberg’s reaction to Schrödinger’s mechanics?

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

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

8. How was Einstein’s theory important to Heisenberg’s work?

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

10. What does Heisenberg claim to think about his own plan for talking to Bohr about the atomic projects in Copenhagen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

On its surface, the play seems to be about science. However, the title and various other elements of the content link it to other spheres, as well. Can this play hold interest for those who are not interested in science? What other areas of study does it touch upon, and in what way?

Essay Topic 2

Heisenberg and Bohr meet three times, under vastly different circumstances. What are these circumstances? How far removed are they in time, and in place? What has changed between each meeting?

Essay Topic 3

Skiing is used as a metaphor throughout the play. Discuss Heisenberg’s assertion that making no decision would lead to death. What is the significance of “swerving” in the context of Copenhagen?

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