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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the subject of the patent Leo Szilard gives to Lewis Strass as a memorial to Strauss' parents?
(a) Production of radioactive cobalt.
(b) Solar energy.
(c) Refrigeration.
(d) Nucelar chain reaction.

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

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

4. Where do Frisch's parents go to live after his father is released from concentration camp?
(a) Cambridge.
(b) Manchester.
(c) Paris.
(d) Stockholm.

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

6. What does J.J. Thompson discover?
(a) The proton.
(b) The neutron.
(c) The atom.
(d) The electron.

7. In the 1920's/1930's, what is the world's largest source of radioactive polonium?
(a) University of Manchester.
(b) Berkeley.
(c) Cavendish Laboratory.
(d) Marie Curie's Radium Institute.

8. Where does Leo Szilard study engineering?
(a) Paris.
(b) Manchester.
(c) Berlin.
(d) Budapest.

9. Where does Leo Szilard go from Berlin the day before the Nazis confiscate the rail system?
(a) Manchester.
(b) New York.
(c) Vienna.
(d) Budapest.

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

11. What does Frisch call the division process of the nucleus?
(a) Fission.
(b) Splitting.
(c) Bombardment.
(d) Fusion.

12. Who does Enrico Fermi team with to separate iodine isotopes?
(a) Lisa Meitner.
(b) Patrick Blacket.
(c) T.A. Chalmers.
(d) Ernest Lawrence.

13. What does Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner research together?
(a) Radioactivity.
(b) Gas.
(c) Crystallography.
(d) Atoms.

14. Who heads the Academic Assistance Council in the 1930's?
(a) John Maynard Keynes.
(b) Ernest Rutherford.
(c) Kurt Mendelssohn.
(d) Niels Bohr.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1939, who does Leo Szilard want to prevent from learning about nuclear fission?

2. When does Bohr receive his Ph.D.?

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

4. A part of what country does Neville Chamberlain and Hitler agree should be ceded to Germany?

5. Who is the second woman in history to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Vienna?

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