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

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

3. Who writes the letters to Roosevelt "sounding the alarm" about nuclear fission?
(a) Alexander Sachs.
(b) Albert Einstein.
(c) Gustav Stolper.
(d) Leo Szilard.

4. Who determines how to use x-ray spectroscopy to study atoms?
(a) Max Planck.
(b) Niels Bohr.
(c) Ernest Rutherford.
(d) Harry Moseley.

5. In 1939, who is pursuing atomic research in Germany?
(a) Lou Geirigh.
(b) Edward Wigner.
(c) Hans Geiger.
(d) Otto Reichart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "Welcome to Los Alamos, and who the devil are you?"

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

3. Who reorganizes the Hungarian school system along German lines?

4. Approximately how many wealthy Jewish men do the Germans send to concentration camps during the German Kristallnacht?

5. What does Rolf Wideroe invent?

(see the answer key)

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