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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When do the Germans announce Hitler's suicide?
2. When does President Roosevelt die?
3. What is Alsos?
4. When does the U.S. Uranium Committee meet to reorganize work on the atomic bomb?
5. What is the primary target for the second atomic bomb?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Many scientific accomplishments go into making the atomic bomb possible. From the scientific standpoint, at what point does the atomic bomb become a possibility? Why? What scientist(s) are involved in this final break through?
Essay Topic 3
In the first part of the book, the author discusses the biographical background and scientific accomplishments of many international scientists. Choose three scientists from the following list. Give a brief biographical sketch of the scientist, including his nationality and where he makes the discovery. Then identify what his/her scientific accomplishment is and what its importance is to the making of the atom bomb. Becquerel & the Curies; J. J. Thomson; Planck; Einstein; Rutherford; Bohr; Moseley; Meitner & Chadwick; Heisenberg & SchrÃ¶dinger; and Chadwick
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