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Question 1: Pugwash's first fifteen years coincided with the Berlin Crisis, the ________, the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the Vietnam War.
Cuban Missile CrisisCuban ProjectJohn F. KennedyFidel Castro

Question 2: Pugwash and Rotblat jointly won the ________ in 1995 for efforts on nuclear disarmament.
Nobel PrizeNelson MandelaUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesNobel Peace Prize

Question 3: two from the UK (Cecil F. Powell, ________)
Lech WałęsaPugwash Conferences on Science and World AffairsJoseph RotblatAnwar El Sadat

Question 4: ________ offered to finance a meeting in Monaco instead, but this was rejected.
Christina OnassisAristotle OnassisGreeksAlexander Onassis

Question 5: three from the ________ (Alexander M.
RussiaSoviet UnionEast GermanyJoseph Stalin

Question 6: It was founded in 1957 by Joseph Rotblat and ________ in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, following the release of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in 1955.
Alfred North WhiteheadAristotleBertrand RussellWillard Van Orman Quine

Question 7: With the outbreak of the ________ the Indian conference was postponed.
Yom Kippur WarArab–Israeli conflict1948 Arab–Israeli WarSuez Crisis

Question 8: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto, released July 9, 1955, called for a conference for scientists to assess the dangers of weapons of mass destruction (then only considered to be ________).
Nuclear proliferationNuclear weapons testingNuclear arms raceNuclear weapon

Question 9: ________, a Canadian industrialist who had known Russell since 1938, offered on July 13 to finance the conference in his hometown of Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
Cyrus S. EatonClevelandPugwash Conferences on Science and World AffairsChesapeake and Ohio Railway

Question 10: This was not taken up at the time because a meeting was planned for ________, at the invitation of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Research and Analysis WingLok SabhaIndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement


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