Hiroshima Day is a day of remembrance for the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This day is celebrated on August 6 each year.
The bombings were a terrible tragedy that killed hundreds of thousands of people and caused widespread destruction. Hiroshima Day is a time to reflect on the horrors of war and work toward a world of peace and understanding.
This quiz will test your knowledge about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Includes questions about the history of the bombing, the effects of the bombs, and the legacy of the bombing.
The quiz is a great way to learn more about this important event and honor the victims of the attacks.
1. Which of the following is not a symptom of radiation sickness?
d) Wounds that heal slowly
Explanation: Radiation sickness can damage cells and tissues, so many symptoms such as hair loss, vomiting, and nausea may occur. But slow-healing wounds usually occur when there is a zinc deficiency.
2. Who was the president of the United States when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed?
a) Franklin D. Roosevelt
b) Harry S. Truman
c) Dwight D. Eisenhower
d) John F. Kennedy
Explanation: Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States and was in office when these bombs were dropped.
3. Who played a central role in the development of the atomic bomb?
a) J. Robert Oppenheimer
b) Leslie R. Groves
c) Leo Szilard
d) Enrico Fermi
Explanation: Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, responsible for designing and building the first atomic bombs.
4. When were Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed?
a) August 6, 1945
b) August 9, 1945
c) Both A and B
re. None of the above
Explanation: According to the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Hiroshima was bombed on August 6, 1945, followed by the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
5. What was the name of the top secret project to develop the atomic bomb during World War II?
a) The Manhattan Project
b) The borough of Manhattan
c) The development of substitute materials
d) Tube alloys
Explanation: According to the British “In August 1942, the U.S. military was assigned responsibility for organizing the efforts of British and American physicists to find a way to harness nuclear energy for military purposes, an effort that became known as the Manhattan Project.”
6. What was the main component of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?
Explanation: The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was a gun-type fission weapon that used highly enriched uranium-235. When the two subcritical masses of uranium-235 came together, they underwent a nuclear chain reaction and released an enormous amount of energy.
7. Which of the following is the time of the first atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima in the local time zone?
a) 8:15 a.m.
c) 10:15 am
d) 11:15 a.m.
Explanation: The Atomic Heritage Foundation lists the time of the bombing as 8:15 am
8. What was the objective of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?
a) Hiroshima Castle
b) A munitions factory
c) A military barracks
d) A railway yard
Explanation: The atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was aimed at the city’s military headquarters, which was located in the center of the city.
9. What is the name of the annual event held in Hiroshima to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing?
a) Hiroshima Day
b) Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day
c) Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial Day
d) Hiroshima Remembrance Day
Explanation: The annual event held in Hiroshima to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing is called Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day. The event will take place on August 6.
10. What is the name of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?
a little boy
b) fat man
c) Enola Gay
d) rock scar
Explanation: The atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was called “Little Boy.”