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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Edward Teller becomes an American citizen and moves to Manhattan, his research involves what?
2. Where does Emilio Segre conduct his experiments on the rate of fission in uranium and plutonium?
3. When do the Germans announce Hitler's suicide?
4. In the 1940's, the Japanese scientists researching nuclear power for propulsion switch their research to what field?
5. What is the NDRC?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the scientists involved with the making of the atomic bomb in the United States are refugees from Europe. Choose three of these refugee scientists. Discuss why they leave their homeland , how they arrive in the United States and what their role is in the making of the bomb.
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
The United States is developing two types of atomic bombs. Compare and contrast these bombs. What are their code names?
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