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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does President Roosevelt die?

2. What indispensable item does Teller and his wife bring to Los Alamos?

3. What is the NDRC?

4. When does the Oak Ridge pilot reactor reach critical mass?

5. Who destroys the Norwegian heavy-water installation in February 1943?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the beginnings of the Manhattan Project. What is it? How does it get started? Who is involved in setting it up? What is the U.S. government's role in the project? What is the role of General Leslie Groves?

Essay Topic 2

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 & Schrödinger; and Chadwick

Essay Topic 3

From the theoretical discussion of nuclear energy to the making of the atomic bomb is a relatively short period of time. Discuss what effect the wars have on this development. Would the bomb be developed as rapidly without the reality of the wars?

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