What do you know about the deadliest weapon on Earth? Test your knowledge!

07 November 2020 15:30
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On 30 October 1961, the largest nuclear weapon ever constructed was set off over Novaya Zemlya Island in the Russian Arctic Sea. Let's see how well you know the history behind the most powerful weapon on Earth. What was the code name of the secret American project to develop an atomic bomb?
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    What was the code name of the secret American project to develop an atomic bomb?
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    • New York Project
      No, it was the Manhattan Project
    • Manhattan Project
      Yeah, it resulted in two types of atomic bombs
    • Boston Project
      Correct answer in the South, in Manhattan
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    Who is called the father of the atomic bomb?
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    • Robert Oppenheimer
      Yeah, he led the Manhattan Project
    • Joseph Stalin
      No, but he initiated the top-secret atomic project in the Soviet Union
    • Stephen Hawking
      Probably he could be, but he was a child back then
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    What was the message which Truman received after a successful atomic test?
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    • Diagnosis not yet complete but results seem satisfactory and already exceed expectations
      Yeah, he received this message at the Potsdam conference while meeting Stalin and Churchill in 1945
    • I got A for the exam
      Nope, he was told about diagnosis results instead
    • Big Bada Boom
      No, these words were said by the Leeloo character in the movie Fifth Element by Luc Besson
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    What were the code names of the Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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    • Little Boy and Fat Man
      Yes, the first one was charged with uranium, the second with plutonium
    • Fat Boy and Young Man
      No, it was about Little Boy and Fat Man
    • Big Dog and Fat Girl
      Nope, Little Boy and Fat Man
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    After WW2, the USSR faced a severe shortage of mercury, which was a critical component in the first nuclear bomb. The NKVD quickly solved the problem. How did they do it?
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    • Urgently discovered a mercury deposit
      No, they decided to collect mercury thermometers from the Soviet population
    • Bought it on the black market
      It wasn't necessary when they could collect mercury from thermometers
    • Removed all the mercury thermometers from the Soviet population
      Yes, there were no thermometers on sale during the bomb’s construction
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    USSR faced a severe shortage of Uranium ore. The only deposit in Tajikistan had no railroad line. How was ore moved to the factory from the mine?
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    • By horses
      They chose to use donkeys
    • By donkeys
      Yeah, the scientist who led the uranium searches, jokingly proposed to set up the memorial for them
    • On the backs of the local porters
      Nope, they used donkeys instead
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