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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5 "Men from Mars".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who conceives the atomic bomb?
(a) Leo Szilard.
(b) Ernest Rutherford.
(c) James Chadwick.
(d) Albert Einstein.

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

3. Who discovers radio waves in 1893?
(a) Max von Laue.
(b) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
(c) James Maxwell.
(d) Ernest Rutherford.

4. The title of this chapter comes from what philosopher's writings?
(a) Heidegger.
(b) Kierkegaard.
(c) Rousseau.
(d) Kant.

5. What is the rumor that circulates regarding the 20th century Hungarian Jewish scientists?
(a) They are visitors from Mars.
(b) They are not all Hungarians.
(c) They are related.
(d) They are specially trained from birth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does J.J. Thompson discover?

2. What does Max Planck discover?

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?

4. What Russian-Jewish biochemist is later elected first president of Israel?

5. Who discovers that radium gives off a radioactive gas?

(see the answer key)

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