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This is a non-technical quiz about the development and use of the atomic bomb through the year 1945.
What was the code word for the secret project to develop the atomic bomb?
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
causing many Jewish physicists to leave Germany and eventually work on developing the bomb
selling the Soviet Union large stocks of uranium
What country began working on developing an atomic weapon before the United States and eventually joined with the US in its development?
the Soviet Union
Name the American physicist who led the team of scientists and engineers who developed the atomic bomb.
In what US state was much of the development of the atomic bomb and the first test of an atomic bomb carried out?
Who made the final decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan?
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.
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)?
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
De Gaulle of France because several French scientists worked on the project
Stalin of the Soviet Union because of Soviet spies
None of these
Why was Hiroshima chosen as the target of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
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.
It was the second largest industrial city of Japan.
The Japanese emperor's summer home was in Hiroshima.
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