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Atomic Bomb

written by: danmontg
 
This is a non-technical quiz about the development and use of the atomic bomb through the year 1945.

Question 1:


What was the code word for the secret project to develop the atomic bomb?
Big Boy
Manhattan Project
Mushroom
X Plan

Question 2:


Hitler inadvertently helped the US to develop the atomic bomb by doing which of the following?
announcing that Germany had developed long range aircraft that could bomb any US city
boasting that Germany had developed an atomic weapon
selling the Soviet Union large stocks of uranium
causing many Jewish physicists to leave Germany and eventually work on developing the bomb

Question 3:


What country began working on developing an atomic weapon before the United States and eventually joined with the US in its development?
France
the Soviet Union
Canada
Great Britain

Question 4:


Name the American physicist who led the team of scientists and engineers who developed the atomic bomb.
Edwin Hubble
Enrico Fermi
Albert Einstein
Robert Oppenheimer

Question 5:


In what US state was much of the development of the atomic bomb and the first test of an atomic bomb carried out?
Alaska
New Mexico
California
Montana

Question 6:


Who made the final decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan?
President Roosevelt
General Eisenhower
General MacArthur
President Truman

Question 7:


After US forces captured this island, a major air base was built there because it was close enough to Japan. The plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan flew from the base on this island.
Midway
Luzon (Philippines)
Guadalcanal
Tinian

Question 8:


The precise number of people killed at Hiroshima by the atomic bomb is not known due to destruction of records, etc.
What is the best estimate of the number killed immediately (not counting those who died later of radiation effects or other injuries)?
720,000
80,000
250,000
25,000

Question 9:


What leader of a nation besides the US and Britain had some information about the development of the atomic bomb in the US?
De Gaulle of France because several French scientists worked on the project
None of these
Chiang Kai-shek of China because the US informed him about the project
Stalin of the Soviet Union because of Soviet spies

Question 10:


Why was Hiroshima chosen as the target of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
It was the second largest industrial city of Japan.
All of these
The Japanese emperor's summer home was in Hiroshima.
Hiroshima had suffered almost no damage from conventional bombing, so it could be possible to discern how much damage would the atomic bomb cause.

 


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