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. When does Rutherford discover a radioactive gas emanating from thorium?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1888.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1877.

2. What is the subject of Leo Szilard's patent applications in England?
(a) Ionization.
(b) Nuclear chain reaction.
(c) Refrigeration.
(d) Nuclear power production.

3. What is the name of Bohr's wife?
(a) Helga.
(b) Sorena.
(c) Margrethe.
(d) Susan.

4. About how many refugee physicists go the United States between 1933 and 1941?
(a) 25.
(b) 75.
(c) 100.
(d) 50.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Lise Meitner go when she flees Germany?

2. Who is the Secretary of War in 1942?

3. Who is the author of "Mein Kempf"?

4. What company provides contracted employees to operate the Oak Ridge facility?

5. Where does Hans Bethe go after his dismissal from Tubingen?

(see the answer key)

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