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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does the Oak Ridge pilot reactor reach critical mass?
(a) January 1943.
(b) June 1943.
(c) November 1943.
(d) January 1944.

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

3. Who directs the physics department at the University of Birmingham, England, in 1939?
(a) Mark Oliphant.
(b) Otto Frisch.
(c) Henry Tizard.
(d) Leo Szilard.

4. Who comes up with the technical term "pile" or atomic pile?
(a) Szilard.
(b) Oppenheimer.
(c) Fermi.
(d) Teller.

5. When does Enrico Fermi move to Los Alamos?
(a) February 1942.
(b) June 1943.
(c) September 1944.
(d) January 1944.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the first full-scale self-sustained nuclear chain reaction occur?

2. Who replaces Oppenheimer as director at Los Alamos?

3. Where is the Trinity test site?

4. Who is the Chief of Security for Groves?

5. What is Operation Barbarossa?

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