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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14 "Physics in Desert Country".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who discovers X-rays?
(a) Wilhelm Roentgen.
(b) Leo Szilard.
(c) Ernest Lawrence.
(d) Ernest Rutherford.

2. Who is Alexander Sachs?
(a) A personal friend of Roosevelt.
(b) A professor.
(c) A scientist.
(d) A financier.

3. Who is Queen Victoria of England's oldest grandson?
(a) Kaiser Wilhelm II.
(b) Prince Edward.
(c) George III.
(d) King Edward VII.

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

5. Approximately how many wealthy Jewish men do the Germans send to concentration camps during the German Kristallnacht?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 30,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 1,000.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What theoretical physicist moves to Manchester when he is twenty seven year old for experience working with radioactivity?

5. In 1940, how long does the MAUD Committee think it takes its members to create an atomic weapon?

(see the answer key)

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