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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the general topic for the Solvay Conference?
(a) Nuclear physics.
(b) Relativity.
(c) Experimental physics.
(d) Quantum mechanics.

2. How long does Lawrence calculate the size of the tube he needs?
(a) 1 mile.
(b) 100 feet.
(c) 2 miles.
(d) 100 yards.

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

4. How does Hans Bethe learn of his dismissal from Tubingen University?
(a) From the Third Reich.
(b) From the head of the faculty.
(c) From Leo Szilard.
(d) From a student.

5. Who designs the first working cyclotron?
(a) Oppenheimer.
(b) Rutherford.
(c) Lawrence.
(d) Chadwick.

6. Where is particle acceleration developed?
(a) Manchester.
(b) Berkeley.
(c) Budapest.
(d) Cambridge.

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

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

9. Where does John von Neumann go in 1930 when he leaves Germany?
(a) Berkeley.
(b) Zurich.
(c) Princeton.
(d) Cambridge.

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

11. What religion is Enrico Fermi?
(a) Catholic.
(b) Protestant.
(c) Jewish.
(d) Atheist.

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

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

14. In 1873, what physicist says that atoms do not exist?
(a) James Chadwick.
(b) Fyodor Vinbert.
(c) Max Planck.
(d) James Maxwell.

15. What is the name of Bohr's wife?
(a) Sorena.
(b) Helga.
(c) Margrethe.
(d) Susan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who discovers radio waves in 1893?

2. Where does Bohr teach in 1916?

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

4. Who does Enrico Fermi marry?

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

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