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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does the Allied campaign at the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula begin?
(a) 1916.
(b) 1915.
(c) 1917.
(d) 1912.

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

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

4. In 1910, Jews make up what percent of the Hungarian population?
(a) 15.
(b) 5.
(c) 10.
(d) 20.

5. What is the topic of Enrico Fermi's fundamental paper?
(a) Relativity.
(b) Beta decay.
(c) Ionization.
(d) Neutron bombardment.

Short Answer Questions

1. About how many refugee physicists go the United States between 1933 and 1941?

2. How old is Hitler when he comes to power?

3. Where does Leo Szilard study engineering?

4. What is the topic of Bohr's first published scientific paper?

5. Who discovers radio waves in 1893?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Manhattan Project?

2. What is the MAUD committee?

3. What is Albert Einstein's role in the initial contact between the nuclear scientists and President Roosevelt?

4. In working on the problems with Rutherford's model of the atom, Bohr uses the works of two other scientists. Who are these two scientists?

5. What is the Balfour Declaration?

6. Why is the neutron important to nuclear physics?

7. How does the first direct contact between nuclear physicists and the U.S. government occur?

8. What is the "Pale of Settlement"?

9. Why is the discovery of the neutron important?

10. Why is Mor Karman famous?

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