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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When does World War II begin?
(a) 1934.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1939.

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

4. What element does Enrico Fermi and his team begin to experiment with?
(a) Radon.
(b) Uranium.
(c) Barium.
(d) Plutonium.

5. When does the Solvay Conference in Brussels take place?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1930.
(d) 1933.

6. What is the name of George Gamov's wife?
(a) Victoria.
(b) Maria.
(c) Rho.
(d) Anna.

7. 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.

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

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

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

11. Who determines how to use x-ray spectroscopy to study atoms?
(a) Max Planck.
(b) Ernest Rutherford.
(c) Harry Moseley.
(d) Niels Bohr.

12. Who recruits Bohr for research in in radioactivity in Manchester?
(a) Albert Teller.
(b) Max Planck.
(c) Ernest Rutherford.
(d) Leo Szilard.

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

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

15. Who is the second woman in history to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Vienna?
(a) Maria Goeppert-Mayer.
(b) Lise Meitner.
(c) Yehuda Menuhia.
(d) Marie Curie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What instrument does Frisch use to prove the nucleus splits?

2. When does Rutherford suggest the existence of the neutron?

3. What is the subject of the patent Leo Szilard gives to Lewis Strass as a memorial to Strauss' parents?

4. What is the topic of one of the debates that takes place at the Solvay Conference?

5. Where is particle acceleration developed?

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