Register New Player
Welcome to our world of fun trivia quizzes and quiz games:
Doomsday: Would You Want to Survive?
20th & 21st Centuries
"The U.S. ushered in the Atomic Age in 1945. Within five years the Soviets responded, commencing an arms race in which mankind amassed the power to destroy itself. This quiz explores that race and how it has changed the world."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was the code name of the world's first atomic bomb test?
Established in 1951, this early U.S. Civil Defense syatem was designed to prevent enemy bombers from using the signals from radio and TV stations to target U.S. cities. It also served to provide essential emergency information. What was the name of that system?
The Emergency Broadcast System (EBS)
The Early Warning System (EWS)
Advance Warning of Atomic Radiation Emergency (AWARE)
Control of Electromagnetic Radition (CONELRAD)
America's early Civil Defense system was replaced in 1963. What technological development rendered that system ineffective and lead to its demise?
Advanced Signal Jamming (ADSJAM)
The U.S. used various means, including films and television, to try to educate the public about what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Some of these films were made especially for children. "Duck and Cover" used a cartoon turtle in this endeavor. What was that turtle's name?
The U.S.S.R. holds the dubious honor of detonating the largest nuclear explosion in history. What was the yield of that blockbuster?
Based on world events the "Doomsday Clock" is set at minutes to midnight, where midnight repesents total destruction by nuclear war. As of August 2007, what is the closest to midnight the clock has ever been set and in what year did that happen?
2 minutes in 1953
6 minutes in 1981
1 minute in 1962
11 minutes in 1949
Where is the only ICBM site in the world that is open to the public?
Los Alamos, MN
What term is used to describe the conditions that would follow a full-scale nuclear war?
The Doomsday Effect
By what other name was the MX missile known?
How much did the U.S. spend on nuclear weapons programs between 1940 and 1996?
Copyright, FunTrivia.com. All Rights Reserved.
Legal / Conditions of Use
Compiled May 24 13