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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?
X Plan
Mushroom
Big Boy
Manhattan Project

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
Great Britain
Canada

Question 4:


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

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?
California
Alaska
New Mexico
Montana

Question 6:


Who made the final decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan?
General Eisenhower
President Roosevelt
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)
Tinian
Guadalcanal

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)?
80,000
250,000
720,000
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?
Chiang Kai-shek of China because the US informed him about the project
None of these
Stalin of the Soviet Union because of Soviet spies
De Gaulle of France because several French scientists worked on the project

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.
The Japanese emperor's summer home was in Hiroshima.
All of these
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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