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1. From where was
2. What type of science
was Oppenheimer first interested in as a child?
3. How old was Oppenheimer
when he presented his first scientific paper?
4. At Harvard University,
how many courses did Oppenheimer take each semester, on average?
5. In what subject
did Oppenheimer major while at Harvard?
6. Where did Oppenheimer
first study when he was in Europe?
7. Oppenheimer studied
under J. J. Thompson, who discovered which subatomic particle?
8. What was the second
European University in which Oppenheimer studied?
9. In what year did
Oppenheimer receive his Ph.D. in physics?
10. Where did Oppenheimer
teach when he returned to the United States?
11. What did Oppenheimer's
students eventually think of him as a teacher?
12. What was Oppenheimer's
nickname among his friends?
13. What made Oppenheimer
take an interest in politics?
14. Who is Jean Tatlock?
15. With what political
movement were most of Oppenheimer's new radical friends affiliated?
16. Who was Haakon
17. What finally
made Oppenheimer turn away from communism?
18. What is the name
of the physical process that made the atomic bomb possible?
19. The two radioactive
elements that would be used in the creation of the first atomic
bombs were which two of the following?
20. Why did Albert
Einstein write a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt?
21. In what year
did Oppenheimer first learn that the United States was working on
a secret atomic bomb project?
22. What kind of
uranium isotope was necessary for the atomic bomb?
23. What was the
24. Who was the leader
of the Manhattan Project?
25. What was the
location of the secret lab that Oppenheimer directed during World
26. What was the
code-name for the bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
27. What was the
name of the method that made the Hiroshima bomb work?
28. When the Allies
invaded France in 1944, what did they learn about the German bomb
29. What was the
code-name for the site of the first nuclear bomb explosion?
30. What words went
through Oppenheimer's head when he saw the first nuclear explosion?
31. On what Japanese
city was the first atomic bomb dropped?
32. On what date
was the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?
33. Which President
decided to drop the bomb?
34. What was the
35. What did the
Baruch Plan, presented to the United Nations after World War II,
36. In 1946, Oppenheimer
was appointed the Chairman of the General Advisory Committee of
37. When did the
Soviet Union detonate its first atomic bomb?
38. What was the
common nickname of the hydrogen bomb?
39. Which physicist
was the biggest supporter of the hydrogen bomb project?
40. What was Oppenheimer's
reaction to the suggestion that the United States should build a
41. How much more
powerful was the hydrogen bomb than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
42. In 1953, J. Edgar
Hoover received a letter alleging that Oppenheimer was which of
43. The tendency
in 1950s to accuse everyone of having been a communist is known
44. Was Oppenheimer
ever a member of the Communist Party?
45. Many scientists
believed that the hearings against Oppenheimer were intended to
persecute him for which of the following?
46. Who was one
of the only prominent physicists to testify against Oppenheimer
at his loyalty hearings?
47. The Personnel
Security Board decided which of the following about Oppenheimer
48. The Personnel
Security Board decided that Oppenheimer should what?
49. The Atomic Energy
Commission decided against Oppenheimer because they believed he
had which of the following?
50. In 1963, Oppenheimer
was awarded what by President Lyndon Johnson?
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