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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What instrument does Frisch use to prove the nucleus splits?
(a) Bubble chamber.
(b) X-ray.
(c) Accelerator tube.
(d) Cloud chamber.

3. Who teaches Bohr about radiochemistry?
(a) George de Hevesy.
(b) John Karman.
(c) Ernest Rutherford.
(d) Eugene Wigner.

4. Hahn and Strassman (without Meitner) continue experiments with neutron bombardment of what element?
(a) Radon.
(b) Actinium.
(c) Uranium.
(d) Thorium.

5. After World War I, the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge becomes the center for what science?
(a) Experimental physics.
(b) Nuclear physics.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Quantum mechanics.

6. When does Isador Isaac Rabi become a Nobel laureate in physics?
(a) 1944.
(b) 1944.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1936.

7. Who is the Director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge after World War I?
(a) Harry Moseley.
(b) Chaim Weizmann.
(c) Niels Bohr.
(d) Ernest Rutherford.

8. 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?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Seven.

9. What theory or principle does Albert Einstein not accept?
(a) Quantum mechanics.
(b) The uncertainty principle.
(c) The relativity theory.
(d) Complementarity.

10. What does Leo Szilard want to use as the moderator in the nuclear chain reaction?
(a) Carbon.
(b) Water.
(c) Air.
(d) Heavy water.

11. When does Ernest Lawrence win the Nobel Prize in Physics for producing a working model of the cyclotron?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1919.

12. What is the subject of Leo Szilard's Ph.D. thesis?
(a) General physics.
(b) Thermodynamics.
(c) Refrigeration.
(d) Nuclear physics.

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

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

15. Who is the author of "Mein Kempf"?
(a) Adolf Hitler.
(b) The czarist secret police.
(c) Adolphus von Brogan.
(d) Eugene Wigner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the financial mainstay of pioneering Jewish settlements in Palestine when World War I begins?

2. Bohr sets out the order of elements on the periodic table based on what part of the atom?

3. When does Robert Oppenheimer come to Berkeley?

4. After finishing his Ph.D., where does Bohr start work?

5. What is hailed as the beginning of true nuclear physics?

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