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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bohr sets out the order of elements on the periodic table based on what part of the atom?
(a) Photons.
(b) Electrons.
(c) Neutrons.
(d) Protons.

2. Where does Bohr teach in 1916?
(a) University of Berlin.
(b) University of Copenhagen.
(c) University of Manchester.
(d) University of Edinburgh.

3. What is Theordor von Karman's area of study?
(a) Theoretical physics.
(b) Aeronautical physics.
(c) Experimental physics.
(d) Quantum mechanics.

4. Who does Enrico Fermi marry?
(a) Maria Karenina.
(b) Anna Toble.
(c) Julian Carian.
(d) Laura Capon.

5. When does Bohr win the Nobel Prize in physics?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1913.

6. How many patents does Szilard apply for in Germany between 1924 and 1934?
(a) 19.
(b) 29.
(c) 48.
(d) 1.

7. How much money does Leo Szilard ask the Uranium Committee for?
(a) $20,000.
(b) $10,000.
(c) $6,000.
(d) $16,000.

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

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

10. What does "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" advocate?
(a) The destruction of the Jews.
(b) The founding of a Jewish homeland.
(c) The earlier education of child prodigies.
(d) The destruction of Arians.

11. Where does Hans Bethe go after his dismissal from Tubingen?
(a) Princeton.
(b) Cambridge.
(c) Cornell.
(d) Manchester.

12. Who works with Rutherford to develop a counter for alpha particles?
(a) John von Neumann.
(b) Hans Gieger.
(c) J.J. Thompson.
(d) Edward Teller.

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

14. When does Robert Oppenheimer come to Berkeley?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1933.

15. What is hailed as the beginning of true nuclear physics?
(a) The discovery of the proton.
(b) The design of the spiral particle accelerator.
(c) The discovery of the neutron.
(d) The design of the cyclotron.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Ernest Rutherford moves from New Zealand to where?

3. In 1939, who is President of Carnegie Institute and is reluctant to invest in chain-reaction experiments?

4. What does Leo Szilard want to use as the moderator in the nuclear chain reaction?

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

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