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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. The title of this chapter comes from what philosopher's writings?
(a) Heidegger.
(b) Kierkegaard.
(c) Kant.
(d) Rousseau.

2. Under whom is the German fission research consolidated?
(a) Hans Geiger.
(b) Otto Hahn.
(c) The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute.
(d) The War Office.

3. Who determines how to use x-ray spectroscopy to study atoms?
(a) Niels Bohr.
(b) Ernest Rutherford.
(c) Max Planck.
(d) Harry Moseley.

4. How old is Hitler when he comes to power?
(a) 25.
(b) 33.
(c) 45.
(d) 43.

5. Who reorganizes the Hungarian school system along German lines?
(a) Michael Polanyi.
(b) Eugene Wigner.
(c) Mor Karman.
(d) Von Neumann.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1920, Jews make up what percent of Hungary's financiers?

2. How long does Lawrence calculate the size of the tube he needs?

3. When World War I begins, Bohr moves from Denmark to where?

4. Who teaches Bohr about radiochemistry?

5. Who does Enrico Fermi marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Fermi family have to leave Italy?

2. What is Trinity, who selects the name and why?

3. What is the topic for the seventh Solvay Conference in Brussels in 1933 and what is its relationship to George Gamow?

4. What is General Dwight Eisenhower's reaction to the dropping of the atomic bombs?

5. Who are referred to as the "Men from Mars" in the title of Chapter Five and why? You do not have to name them.

6. What is Oppenheimer's "Los Alamos Primer"?

7. What is Chaim Weizmann's discovery that helps the British war effort?

8. Who is Vannevar Bush and what is his initial opinion of chain-reaction experiments in 1939?

9. Why is the discovery of the neutron important?

10. 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?

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