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Question 1: Conducted as a joint venture between the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Department of Defense (DoD), the ultimate objective of the operation was to test designs for an aircraft-deliverable ________ weapon.
Nuclear fissionAneutronic fusionFusion powerNuclear fusion

Question 2: Operation Castle was a United States series of high-energy (high-yield) nuclear tests by Joint Task Force SEVEN (JTF-7) at ________ beginning in March 1954.
MajuroEnewetak AtollBikini AtollMarshall Islands

Question 3: One test in particular, ________, resulted in extensive radiological contamination of nearby islands (including inhabitants and U.S.
Castle BravoPlutoniumUraniumNuclear weapon

Question 4: Using natural lithium and a heavily modified ________ configuration, the test produced only 110 Kt of an expected 1.5 Mt.
UraniumNuclear weapons testingNuclear weapon designTeller–Ulam design

Question 5: In actuality, 'Bravo' exceeded expectations by 250%, yielding 15 Mt -- 1,000 times more powerful than the Little Boy weapon used on ________.
TokyoKure, HiroshimaHiroshimaFukuyama, Hiroshima

Question 6: Much of the permanent infrastructure on ________ was heavily damaged.
Enewetak AtollBikini AtollMarshall IslandsMajuro

Question 7: Most of the Castle dry fuel devices eventually appeared in the inventory and ultimately grandfathered the majority of ________ configurations.
Nuclear fusionAneutronic fusionFusion powerNuclear fission

Question 8: They suffered symptoms of ________, and one crew member died in September 1954.
Spider biteLead poisoningRadiation poisoningCarbon monoxide poisoning

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