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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16 "Revelations".

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In 1939, who is President of Carnegie Institute and is reluctant to invest in chain-reaction experiments?
(a) Vannevar Bush.
(b) George Bush.
(c) Andrew Carnegie.
(d) Isador Rabi.

3. Who becomes the first unconverted Jew ennobled since the Middle Ages?
(a) Polanyi.
(b) Schossberger.
(c) de Hevesy.
(d) Karman.

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

5. When does the Third Reich promulgate its first anti-Jewish ordinance?
(a) June, 1933.
(b) September, 1933.
(c) January, 1933.
(d) April, 1933.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Russia begin work on its atomic bomb project?

2. What English innovation does the author consider to be the most valuable in the war?

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

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

5. What gas do the Germans first introduce into the war at Ypres, contrary to the terms of the Hague Declaration of 1899?

(see the answer key)

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