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Question 1: This practice created much controversy as cracking of the atolls was discovered, resulting in fears that the ________ material trapped under the atolls would eventually escape and contaminate the surrounding ocean and neighboring atolls.
Nuclear fissionGamma rayNuclear fusionRadioactive decay

Question 2: Bengt Danielsson, a member of ________ crew; an outspoken critic of nuclear testing
TuamotusKon-TikiLI2BThor Heyerdahl

Question 3: Three nuclear devices were detonated on barges, three were air dropped from bombers, and the rest were suspended from helium filled ________.
Toy balloonBalloonBalloon (aircraft)Hot air balloon

Question 4: The atoll of Hao, 245 ________ (450 km; 280 mi) to the north-west of Mururoa, was chosen as a support base for the nuclear tests and other operations.
Nautical mileKnot (unit)KilometreLatitude

Question 5: Mururoa, and its sister atoll Fangataufa, were the site of extensive nuclear testing by France between 1966 and 1996, as well as the site of numerous protests by various vessels, including the ________.
Rainbow Warrior (1955)Directorate-General for External SecurityGreenpeaceMarshall Islands

Question 6: The first recorded European to visit this atoll was Commander Philip Carteret on HMS Swallow in 1767, just a few days after he had discovered ________.
Pitcairn IslandsTuvaluNiueCook Islands


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