The Making of the Atomic Bomb Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Oppenheimer and his aides move to New Mexico?

2. When does Niels Bohr escape from Stockholm to Scotland?

3. What does Oppenheimer and a group of scientists name the "Super"?

4. Who is assigned to find the Trinity test site?

5. The day after Nagasaki is bombed, where does Ernest Lawrence go?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Robert Oppenheimer's role in the making of the atomic bomb. Be sure to Include his scientific accomplishments and his role at Los Alamos. Is the bomb built without him?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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