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 Operation Barbarossa?

2. Who says, "Welcome to Los Alamos, and who the devil are you?"

3. In the 1940's, the Japanese scientists researching nuclear power for propulsion switch their research to what field?

4. Who is Captain William S. Parsons?

5. Who is the pilot of the plane that drops the first atomic bomb?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Niels Bohr's analysis of the nuclear arms race to come. How does the existence of the atomic bomb change the world? What proposals does Bohr have?

Essay Topic 2

The discovery of the neutron is considered the beginning of nuclear physics. Why? What role does this discovery have in the making of the atomic bomb? Is the bomb built without this discovery?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Potsdam Declaration. What is it? Who is involved? Given what is known at the time, is unconditional surrender the only choice? What is the Japanese response?

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