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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1939, who does Leo Szilard want to prevent from learning about nuclear fission?
(a) German physicists.
(b) Hungarian physicists.
(c) George Hans.
(d) Lise Meitner.

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

3. What is the subject of Leo Szilard's patent applications in England?
(a) Refrigeration.
(b) Ionization.
(c) Nuclear chain reaction.
(d) Nuclear power production.

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

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

6. What does Bohr announce at a Washington conference in 1939?
(a) The plans for an atomic bomb.
(b) A neutron can split uranium.
(c) His retirement.
(d) The existence of protons.

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

8. Who confirms the existence of a neutron?
(a) Fyodor Vinbert.
(b) Max von Laue.
(c) James Chadwick.
(d) Ernest Lawrence.

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

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

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

12. When does Bohr receive his Ph.D.?
(a) 1911.
(b) 1905.
(c) 1922.
(d) 1918.

13. When is Albert Einstein's theory of relativity proven through studies during an eclipse of the sun?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1925.

14. In 1939, who is pursuing atomic research in Germany?
(a) Lou Geirigh.
(b) Otto Reichart.
(c) Hans Geiger.
(d) Edward Wigner.

15. What Russian-Jewish biochemist is later elected first president of Israel?
(a) George de Hevesy.
(b) Eugene Wigner.
(c) Theodor von Penski.
(d) Chaim Weizmann.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Rutherford announce that he splits the atom?

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

3. Who designs the first working cyclotron?

4. Who becomes the first unconverted Jew ennobled since the Middle Ages?

5. Who discovers X-rays?

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