Nuclear Quiz

Only the first three questions are interesting. (Annoyingly, this quiz software will not let me save a quiz with only three questions, and it demands that every quiz contain a long description.) The answer in the last four questions is always "A"

published on June 01, 20143 responses 0

Which popular fiction writer was the first to hypothesize weapons based on nuclear energy

H. G. Wells in "The World Set Free" (1914)
Lise Meitner in "Eine Herrliche Morgengrauen" (1939)
Robert A. Heinlein in "Solution Unsatisfactory" (1940)
A. A. Milne in "Incident at Pooh Corner" (1942)
Cleve Cartmill in "Deadline" (1944)

Who was the first world leader (or future world leader) to publicly or privately discuss the possibility of nuclear weapons?

Adolf Hitler, in a casual conversation with Werner Heiesenberg at an art museum in Bavaria. (1923)
Winston S Churchill, implicitly in "Shall We All Commit Suicide" (1924) and explicitly in "Fifty Years
Hence" (1931)
Franklin D. Roosevelt in cabinet discussions after receiving the Einstein–Szilárd letter in 1931
David Lloyd George, in a secret cabinet meeting in 1921 that included a lecture by Ernest Rutherford, who had just theorized the existence of the neutron.

In 1957, 1958, 1961, and 1966, nuclear bombs fell to earth from American warplanes in various locations. Some bombs were destroyed on impact by detonation of their conventional-explosive components, others were recovered, and one reportedly remains buried underground to this day. Where did this bomb fall?

Near Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Mars Bluff, South Carolina
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Palomares, Spain

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