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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17 "The Evils of This Time".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1940, how long does the MAUD Committee think it takes its members to create an atomic weapon?
(a) Five years.
(b) Three years.
(c) One year.
(d) Ten years.

2. When does the U.S. Uranium Committee meet to reorganize work on the atomic bomb?
(a) November 6, 1941.
(b) November 30, 1941.
(c) December 7, 1941.
(d) December 6, 1941.

3. What Russian-Jewish biochemist is later elected first president of Israel?
(a) Theodor von Penski.
(b) George de Hevesy.
(c) Eugene Wigner.
(d) Chaim Weizmann.

4. What is the topic of Enrico Fermi's fundamental paper?
(a) Neutron bombardment.
(b) Relativity.
(c) Ionization.
(d) Beta decay.

5. Whose contributions to 20th century physics rank second only to Albert Einstein's?
(a) Niels Bohr.
(b) George de Hevesy.
(c) Isaac Newton.
(d) Ernest Rutherford.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who envisions atoms as small billiard balls?

2. In 1939, who does Leo Szilard want to prevent from learning about nuclear fission?

3. Who does Enrico Fermi team with to separate iodine isotopes?

4. When does the Allied campaign at the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula begin?

5. When does Russia begin work on its atomic bomb project?

(see the answer key)

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