The Making of the Atomic Bomb Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6 "Machines".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1873, what physicist says that atoms do not exist?
(a) James Chadwick.
(b) James Maxwell.
(c) Fyodor Vinbert.
(d) Max Planck.

2. What can Von Karman do at age six that show he is a prodigy?
(a) Read science books.
(b) Write equations.
(c) Multiply six figure numbers in his head.
(d) Recite the periodic table.

3. Who founds big-machine physics in America?
(a) Robert Oppenheimer.
(b) James Chadwick.
(c) Rolf Wideroe.
(d) Ernest Lawrence.

4. When does Ernest Rutherford win the Nobel Prize in chemistry?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1903.
(c) 1906.
(d) 1908.

5. Who envisions atoms as small billiard balls?
(a) Isaac Newton.
(b) Ernest Lawrence.
(c) Leo Szilard.
(d) Max von Laue.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who determines how to use x-ray spectroscopy to study atoms?

2. When are the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes in Berlin dedicated?

3. In the early 1900s, Budapest is the first European city to have what mode of transportation?

4. How many of the 20th century's most exceptional scientists, who go on to become involved in the atomic bomb, are produced by the Hungarian Jewish middle class?

5. Who becomes the first unconverted Jew ennobled since the Middle Ages?

(see the answer key)

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