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Atomic bombs (1945)

Atomic bombs (1945)

The atomic bomb is one of the most destructive weapons in human history.

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Keywords

atomic bomb, Oppenheimer, mass destruction, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Los Alamos, Manhattan Project, Leo Szilard, Enola Gay, Alamogordo, Paul Tibbets, nuclear fission, nuclear, weapon, bomber, Little Boy, Fat Man, uranium bomb, chain reaction, world war, John von Neumann, Edward Teller, history

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Questions

  • What was the codename of the project for the development of the atomic bomb?
  • Where was the centre of the American Nuclear programme?
  • Who was the leader of the Manhattan Project?
  • Who persuaded\nFranklin D. Roosevelt\nto support the development\nof the atomic bomb?
  • When was the first test bomb detonated?
  • Which was the first Japanese city to be destroyed by an atomic bomb?
  • What was the codename of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
  • Which was the last city destroyed by an atomic bomb?
  • When was the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
  • Is it true that altogether 320,000 Japanese people were killed in the two nuclear attacks?
  • What was the name of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima?
  • Is it true that the mass deployment of atomic bombs can lead to the extinction of life on Earth?
  • Is it true that after the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, Leo Szilard started a campaign against nuclear warfare?
  • Is it true that Albert Einstein was against the idea of atomic bombs?
  • Who was the President of the United States when the atomic bombs were deployed?
  • Is it true that atomic bombs were not deployed during the Cold War because of fear of their destructive power?
  • What was the fissile material used in the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?
  • What was the fissile material used in the bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki?
  • Is it true that nuclear weapons protect a country by deterring aggressors from attacking?
  • Is it true that a uranium bomb contains several pieces of fissile material, each of which is larger than the critical mass?
  • A uranium bomb is detonated by pushing the pieces of uranium together, so that their weight exceeds the critical mass.
  • Is it true that the critical mass is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction?
  • Which is not one of the effects of a nuclear explosion?
  • Is it true that the effects of a nuclear explosion only affect two consecutive generations of people?
  • Radioactive radiation can result in genetic damage across generations.
  • Is it true that the bomb in Hiroshima killed nearly 90% of the people in a 1 km diameter circle around the explosion?
  • Modern nuclear weapons can be 10,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Is it true that the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was more powerful than the one dropped on Nagasaki?

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