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The German physicist who co-authored a letter to President Roosevelt urging him to start the projectAlbert Einstein
84.5%
Chief Scientist in the Manhattan ProjectRobert Oppenheimer
82%
The name of the atomic bomb dropped on HiroshimaLittle Boy
64.6%
The name of the atomic bomb dropped on NagasakiFat Man
60.2%
Italian phycist who created the world's first atomic pileEnrico Fermi
59%
Most of the bomb design work occured at a laboratory in this city in New MexicoLos Alamos
57.1%
The name of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on HiroshimaEnola Gay
54%
General in charge of the Manhattan ProjectLeslie Groves
42.2%
The code name for the first atomic bomb test, on July 16, 1945Trinity
40.4%
This ancient capital of Japan was at the top of the target list, but was removed at the insistence of Henry StimsonKyoto
35.4%
Weapons grade uranium was manufactured at Y-12 in this city in TennesseeOak Ridge
34.2%
Harry Truman was at this conference when he heard of the successful atom bomb testPotsdam
33.5%
The Hungarian theoretical physicist who was later the 'father' of the hydrogen bombEdward Teller
31.7%
Hungarian physicist who first concieved the possibility of a nuclear chain reactionLeo Szilard
30.4%
The mischievous American theoretical physicist who created a formula for measuring the yield of the bombRichard Feynman
30.4%
Description Person % Correct
The pilot of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on HiroshimaPaul Tibbets
21.7%
Weapons grade plutonium was manufactured in this city in Washington stateHanford
21.1%
The first atomic bomb test took place in White Sands near this New Mexico cityAlamogordo
21.1%
Unlike the Germans, who used heavy water, the Manhattan Project used this material as a nuclear moderatorGraphite
19.9%
The name of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on NagasakiBock's Car
19.3%
This German-born British physicist was later convicted of giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet UnionKlaus Fuchs
18.6%
This physicist, who won the 1931 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the neutron, was head of the british delegation to the Manhattan ProjectJames Chadwick
13%
The German physicist who, along with Rudolf Peierls, wrote a famous 1940 memorandum describing how to build an atomic bombOtto Frisch
9.9%
The UC Berkeley chemist who created the process for mass production of plutoniumGlenn Seaborg
9.3%
The Hungarian mathematician who designed the explosive lenses used in the bombsJohn von Neumann
9.3%
The Hungarian theoretical physicist who calculated the critical mass and devised the imposion mechanismHans Bethe
8.7%
The US government organization charged with developing the atomic bombArmy Corps of Engineers
4.3%
This other New Mexico city was the original first choice to house bomb design laboratoryJemez Springs
1.9%
The government official, creator of the NDRC and OSRD, who sponsored the projectVannevar Bush
1.9%

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