The Making of the Atomic Bomb Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9 "An Extensive Burst".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Yehudi Menuhim famous?
(a) He is a child prodigy violinist.
(b) He is a child prodigy mathematician.
(c) He writes a book.
(d) He discovers uranium.

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

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

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

5. By 1920, Jews make up what percent of Hungary's financiers?
(a) 80.
(b) 60.
(c) 40.
(d) 20.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chaim Weizmann discover that helps the war effort?

2. When does Ernest Lawrence win the Nobel Prize in Physics for producing a working model of the cyclotron?

3. Who is the second woman in history to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Vienna?

4. In the 1920's/1930's, what is the world's largest source of radioactive polonium?

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

(see the answer key)

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