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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who writes "The Shape of Things to Come"?
(a) H.G.Wells.
(b) Leo Szilard.
(c) Max Planck.
(d) Richard Rhodes.

2. When does Ernest Rutherford win the Nobel Prize in chemistry?
(a) 1903.
(b) 1906.
(c) 1908.
(d) 1900.

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

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

5. What does Max Planck discover?
(a) Home refrigeration theory.
(b) The neutron.
(c) The atom.
(d) A universal constant.

6. In the 1930's, where do Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, and Fritz Strassman work when they are trying to sort out the elements created by neutron bombardment of the heaviest elements?
(a) Tubingen University.
(b) Univeristy of Berlin.
(c) Univeristy of Franfurt.
(d) Kaiser Wilheim Institute.

7. Hahn and Strassman (without Meitner) continue experiments with neutron bombardment of what element?
(a) Actinium.
(b) Thorium.
(c) Radon.
(d) Uranium.

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

9. Who writes the letters to Roosevelt "sounding the alarm" about nuclear fission?
(a) Gustav Stolper.
(b) Leo Szilard.
(c) Alexander Sachs.
(d) Albert Einstein.

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

11. Who envisions atoms as small billiard balls?
(a) Ernest Lawrence.
(b) Max von Laue.
(c) Isaac Newton.
(d) Leo Szilard.

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

13. When does Marie Curie die?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1934.

14. What is the topic of one of the debates that takes place at the Solvay Conference?
(a) Relativity.
(b) The structure of the proton.
(c) Ionization.
(d) The nuclear chain reaction.

15. In the early 1900's, who do the Jewish commercial elite ally with, creating a large class of ennobled Jews?
(a) Old Hungarian nobility.
(b) Government bureaucracy.
(c) German nobility.
(d) Other European commercial groups.

Short Answer Questions

1. What theory or principle does Albert Einstein not accept?

2. What is the topic of Enrico Fermi's fundamental paper?

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

4. In 1873, what physicist says that atoms do not exist?

5. Under whom is the German fission research consolidated?

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