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

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

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

4. Who provides Lise Meitner a grant to continue experimenting?
(a) Nobel Foundation.
(b) Neils Bohr.
(c) Lewis Strauss.
(d) Princeton Foundation.

5. Who discovers that radium gives off a radioactive gas?
(a) Leo Szilard.
(b) Wilhelm Roentgen.
(c) Marie and Pierre Curie.
(d) Ernest Rutherford.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Under whom is the German fission research consolidated?

3. Who determines how to use x-ray spectroscopy to study atoms?

4. Who works with Rutherford to develop a counter for alpha particles?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Bohr's relationship to the period table?

2. Where is the center for experimental physics after World War I?

3. Why or how does Bohr get to Manchester?

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

5. In 1939-1940, what does Robert Oppenheimer do that makes Robert Oppenheimer a true genius in the eyes of the author?

6. Why do the Jewish Hungarian scientists leave Hungary?

7. What is nuclear physics?

8. Why is the discovery of the neutron important?

9. How does President Roosevelt authenticate his decision to expedite the research of the atomic bomb?

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

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