History of the Atomic Age

With great power comes great responsibility.
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1932
The process of merging two light elements
Nuclear Fusion
1938
The process of splitting a heavy element into two
Nuclear Fission
1941
First nuclear war in history
World War II
1942
U.S. project to develop nuclear weapons
Manhattan Project
1945
First nuclear test (codename)
Trinity
1945
"I am become _____, the destroyer of worlds."
Death
1945
First city to be bombed in a nuclear war
Hiroshima
1945
Plane that dropped the first bomb
Enola Gay
1945
Codename of the first bomb
"Little Boy"
1945
Atomic element used in the first bomb
Uranium
1945
Second city to be bombed in a nuclear war
Nagasaki
1945
Plane that dropped the second bomb
Bockscar
1945
Codename of the second bomb
"Fat Man"
1945
Atomic element used in the second bomb
Plutonium
1952
Hydrogen isotope with 1 proton and 1 neutron
Deuterium
1958
Method of preserving food by exposure to X-rays
Irradiation
1959
Film about waiting for fallout in post-WW3 Australia
On the Beach
1962
Biggest crisis of the Cold War
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962
Meaning of the acronym "MAD"
Mutually Assured Destruction
1964
Comedy film about MAD, by Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove
1967
Non-nuclear kitchen appliance based on radar
Microwave Oven
1979
Film about a nuclear meltdown, starring Jane Fonda
The China Syndrome
1979
U.S. power plant that lost coolant
Three Mile Island
1983
Hypothetical climate change caused by bombs
Nuclear Winter
1986
Soviet power plant that exploded
Chernobyl
2011
Japanese power plant struck by a tsunami
Fukushima
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2014
Damn. I said "The Beach."
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2016
Quite different films though.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2017
I really like your quizzes. Great job! I would however suggest that Harrisburg is accepted for Three Mile Island as this is what it's often referred to in the rest of the world.