The Atomic Bomb

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
The Atomic Bomb.

1. What scientist wrote a letter to President Roosevelt telling him of the potential of an atomic bomb?
a. J. Robert Oppenheimer
b. Thomas Edison
c. Henry Ford
d. Albert Einstein
e. Nikola Tesla

2. What was the name of the secret project in the United States to develop an atomic bomb?
a. The New York Project
b. The Manhattan Project
c. The Nuclear Project
d. The Atom Splitting Project
e. The Oppenheimer Project

3. Where was the first atomic bomb exploded?
a. In a secret lab in Washington, D.C.
b. Hiroshima, Japan
c. The desert in New Mexico
d. The desert in Nevada
e. Nagasaki, Japan

4. How much money did the United States government invest into the making of the atomic bomb?
a. $100,000
b. $1 million
c. $10 million
d. $500 million
e. $2 billion

5. What president made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan in World War II?
a. Harry S. Truman
b. Franklin D. Roosevelt
c. John F. Kennedy
d. Dwight D. Eisenhower
e. George W. Bush

6. Why did the United States decide to drop the bomb rather than invade Japan with soldiers?
a. Because the bomb was easier and quicker
b. Because they estimated that 500,000 to 1 million Allied soldiers would die in an invasion
c. Because they wanted to see if the bomb would work
d. Because they did not have the soldiers or weapons left to attack Japan
e. Because they did not think they could defeat the Japanese

7. What Japanese city was the atomic bomb first dropped on?
a. Nagasaki
b. Tokyo
c. Hiroshima
d. Osaka
e. Kobe

8. What was the nickname of the bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki?
a. Little Boy
b. Big Man
c. Chubby Kid
d. Stocky Dude
e. Fat Man

9. What scientist and leader of the atomic bomb research team is considered the father of the atomic bomb?
a. J. Robert Oppenheimer
b. Thomas Edison
c. Isaac Newton
d. Albert Einstein
e. Neils Bohr

10. True or false: The American scientists were scared when they saw that their bombed worked as expected.

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