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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 is the Secretary of War in 1942?
3. Where is Site X located?
4. When does Oppenheimer and his aides move to New Mexico?
5. The day after Nagasaki is bombed, where does Ernest Lawrence go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
What leads to President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb? Discuss the military, political and scientific considerations.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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