The Making of the Atomic Bomb Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the NDRC?

2. In 1940, how long does the MAUD Committee think it takes its members to create an atomic weapon?

3. Where does Operation Forager take place?

4. When do the Germans announce Hitler's suicide?

5. When is the explosion of the first Russian atomic bomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Robert Oppenheimer's role in the making of the atomic bomb. Be sure to Include his scientific accomplishments and his role at Los Alamos. Is the bomb built without him?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the various facilities involved with the Manhattan Project. Where are they located? Who operates them? What is their function? Are they all built at once?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the opinions of Dwight Eisenhower and Curtis LeMay, two military leaders of the time, about the use of the atomic bomb. One is involved in the European war and the other in the Pacific war. Does this make a difference?

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