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Question 1: Some exact yield estimates, such as that of the ________ and the tests by India and Pakistan in 1998, are somewhat contested among specialists.
Nuclear weaponTeller–Ulam designTsar BombaLittle Boy

Question 2: History
Arms race
Mutual assured destructionCivil defenseBlast shelterFallout shelter

Question 3: ________ — goes into detail about different effects at different yields
Nuclear weapons testingEffects of nuclear explosionsNuclear weaponHistory of nuclear weapons

Question 4: A good approximation of the yield of the Trinity test device was obtained from simple ________ by the British physicist G. I. Taylor.
EnergyForceDimensional analysisSpeed

Question 5: As a comparison, the blast yield of the ________ is 0.011 kt, and that of the Oklahoma City bombing, using a truck-based fertilizer bomb, was 0.002 kt.
C-130 HerculesGBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bombB-52 StratofortressMassive Ordnance Penetrator

Question 6: The weapons used in the ________, for example, were highly individual and very idiosyncratic designs, and gauging their yield retrospectively has been quite difficult.
Timeline of the Manhattan ProjectAtomic bombings of Hiroshima and NagasakiSurrender of JapanManhattan Project

Question 7: In addition to the ________, the first nuclear test of a given weapon type for a country is included, and tests which were otherwise notable (such as the largest test ever).
Surrender of JapanTimeline of the Manhattan ProjectManhattan ProjectAtomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Question 8: "Staging" refers to whether it was a "true" hydrogen bomb of the so-called ________ configuration or simply a form of a boosted fission weapon.
Nuclear weapon designUraniumNuclear weapons testingTeller–Ulam design

Question 9: For a more complete list of nuclear test series, see ________.
History of nuclear weaponsNuclear arms raceNuclear weapons testingList of nuclear tests


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