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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Averell Harriman?
2. Who wi the pilot of the plane that drops the second atomic bomb?
3. Where is the Trinity test site?
4. Where is Site X located?
5. When does the first B-29 arrive in the Marianas on Saipan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the United States government becomes involved in the atomic bomb. Discuss the roles of scientists and non-scientists, including Vannevar Bush, Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, Albert Einstein, Alexander Sachs, Lyman Briggs. What is the government's initial response? Does everyone in the government have the same attitude?
Essay Topic 2
What are the emotional effects of the creation of the atomic bomb on scientists? Does it effect all scientists the same way? Discuss specific scientists' response, including Leo Szilard and Robert Oppenheimer. In your answer discuss the Interim Committee Scientific Panel and its response.
Essay Topic 3
What leads to President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb? Discuss the military, political and scientific considerations.
This section contains 200 words
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