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Nuclear Weapons 1
Equipment & Weaponry
"This is a quiz on the history, design and effects of nuclear weapons. No security clearance is required."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
If you were standing directly underneath an exploding nuclear weapon which would kill you first?
Overpressure from the blast wave.
Insufficient data to determine.
Thermal radiation pulse.
In his letter to President Roosevelt suggesting an atomic bomb development program what delivery mode did Albert Einstein suggest for the atomic bomb?
In a ship hold.
Since the closure of the Burlington, Iowa plant in 1975 where have all US nuclear weapons been assembled?
An undisclosed location in Utah.
The Device Assembly Building at the Nevada Test Site.
The Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.
The Service Physics Integration Facility at Lawrence Livermeore National Laboratory.
Which description best fits the exterior of the operative portion of early nuclear weapons?
A soccer ball.
An olive pit.
What was the title of the report that stated the idea the resulted in the building of the first H-Bomb?
On a Novel Method of Producing Megaton Yields.
The entire report, including it's title remain classified.
Memorandum for Mr. Strauss, Subject: Latest Developments in the Design of the Super.
Thermodynamic Lensing and Radiation Mirrors.
What was the code name of the first full scale US H-bomb test?
Which of the following substances were not used in the device used in the first US A-bomb test on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico?
Why didn't H-bomb designer Edward Teller serve in the military during World War II?
His nuclear skills were deemed to important for him to be drafted
He lost part of his foot in a streetcar accident
He was in Auschwitz
He dodged the draft
The Eisenhower Administration briefly considered suing the Soviet government in international court for infringing the patent on the H-bomb.
Which country's nuclear weapons program did physicist Klaus Fuchs work for?
Neither, he started the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament.
The United States and the USSR
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