What Do You Know of the Atomic Bomb?

The atomic bomb is, arguably, the scariest weapon ever made by human hands. Its potential for destruction and long-lasting ruination of the environment are the stuff of nightmares. How much do you know about the mother of all bombs?
What was the name of the secret project in the United States to develop an atomic bomb?
The Manhattan Project
The Oppenheimer Project
The Einstein Project
The Nevada Project
An atomic bomb is what kind of nuclear weapon?
nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller, lighter nuclei. The energy that comes from this split give the bomb its power.
When a nuclear bomb explodes, how much of the energy it releases does the explosion represent?
When an atomic bomb explodes, about 50% is the explosion, while the rest comes out as thermal, Ionizing and residual radiation.
50% of the energy released
10% of the energy released
90% of the energy released
25% of the energy released
What was the name of the bomb used at the first atom bomb TEST in July 1945?
The bomb had the explosive equivalent of 21,000 tons of TNT.
Fat Man
Little Boy
Which nation built the next atomic bombs after the United States?
Due to a formidable spy network, the Soviet Union started planning and production soon after WWII. It detonated its first bomb in 1949.
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
Who was the first to realize the Nazis were trying to make an Atomic bomb?
Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt warning him of the Nazis' plans to make nuclear bombs
Albert Einstein
Franklin D. Roosevelt
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Winston Churchill
From the bombs dropped on Japan during WWII, which atomic bomb had more explosive power, Little Boy (Hiroshima) or Fat Man (Nagasaki)?
While Little Boy had a yield of 15,000 tons of TNT, Fat Man had a yield of 21,000.
Little Boy
Fat Man
What scientist and leader of the atomic bomb research team is considered the father of the atomic bomb?
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Albert Einstein
Niels Bohr
Enrico Fermi
True or False: The designers of the first atomic bomb worried that testing it might possibly ignite the atmosphere and kill everything on earth, but they went ahead and detonated it anyway.
They viewed the risk as very small, but there was still a chance...
What was the name of the B29 bomber which dropped the first atomic bomb?
Enola Gay
Spirit of St. Louis
Where was the first atomic bomb built?
The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory was chosen in part because the location was remote and hard to get to.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Hanford, Washington
Houston, Texas
What was the name of the biggest atomic bomb ever detonated?
Made by Russia, it had the equivalent of 50,000 tons of TNT, but it had the potential to have 100,000. It was lowered on purpose.
Tsar Bomba
Fat Ivan
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