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. After finishing his Ph.D., where does Bohr start work?
(a) Edinburgh Laboratory.
(b) University of Copenhagan.
(c) University of Denmark.
(d) Cavendish Laboratory.

2. Who is the Director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge after World War I?
(a) Ernest Rutherford.
(b) Niels Bohr.
(c) Chaim Weizmann.
(d) Harry Moseley.

3. 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?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Seven.
(d) Two.

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

5. Who discovers that radium gives off a radioactive gas?
(a) Ernest Rutherford.
(b) Marie and Pierre Curie.
(c) Wilhelm Roentgen.
(d) Leo Szilard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the Jewish scientists leave Hungary?

2. When does Rutherford discover a radioactive gas emanating from thorium?

3. Who is the financial mainstay of pioneering Jewish settlements in Palestine when World War I begins?

4. When World War I begins, Bohr moves from Denmark to where?

5. What two scientists are known to work together on gas warfare in German-occupied Brussels?

(see the answer key)

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