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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the NDRC?
(a) The National Defense Review Committee.
(b) The National Defense Research Council.
(c) The Nordic Data Review Committee.
(d) The Nuclear Department of Research and Concern.

2. When is pure plutonium extracted for the first time?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1940.

3. When does Niels Bohr escape from Stockholm to Scotland?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1942.

4. In what state is the Hanford facility located?
(a) Washington.
(b) Arizona.
(c) New Mexico.
(d) Alaska.

5. Who is Averell Harriman?
(a) A physicist.
(b) An Army General in the Pacific.
(c) U.S. Ambassador to Moscow.
(d) U.S. representative to the United Nations.

6. When does Klaus Fuchs come to Los Alamos?
(a) 1944.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1943.

7. Where is the home base for the Air Force group that is training for the delivery of the atomic bombs?
(a) California.
(b) Nevada.
(c) Utah.
(d) New Mexico.

8. What is Operation Barbarossa?
(a) A secret Norwegian project to build the atomic bomb.
(b) Germany's invasion of Russia.
(c) England's plans to invade Germany.
(d) A secret Russian physics laboratory.

9. Who creates the greatest school of theoretical physics in the United States at Berkeley, CA, in the late 1930's/early 1940's?
(a) Enrico Fermi.
(b) Leo Sziland.
(c) Albert Einstein.
(d) Robert Oppenheimer.

10. Who says, "I'll tell you what war is about. You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough, they stop fighting."
(a) President Truman.
(b) Curtis LeMay.
(c) Douglas MacArthur.
(d) Paul W. Tibbets.

11. Who says,"The mission of this Allied force is fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7, 1945"?
(a) President Truman.
(b) Douglas MacArthur.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(d) George Marshall.

12. After Edward Teller becomes an American citizen and moves to Manhattan, his research involves what?
(a) The atomic bomb.
(b) A mass spectrometer.
(c) The hydrogen bomb.
(d) Radar.

13. Who drafts the historic directive releasing the atomic bomb for use?
(a) Byrnes.
(b) Tibbets.
(c) Truman.
(d) Groves.

14. When does the U.S. learn that Klaus Fuchs is a Russian spy?
(a) December 1945.
(b) February 1950.
(c) January 1948.
(d) March 1955.

15. Where is Site X located?
(a) California.
(b) Washington.
(c) New Mexico.
(d) Tennessee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Emilio Segre conduct his experiments on the rate of fission in uranium and plutonium?

2. What is the name of the plane that drops the first atomic bomb?

3. When does Enrico Fermi move to Los Alamos?

4. Who directs the physics department at the University of Birmingham, England, in 1939?

5. The day after Nagasaki is bombed, where does Ernest Lawrence go?

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