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Question 1: When his supervisors told him to drop the investigation and do nothing with the information, he went to intelligence officials in the United States Army and later the ________ to address the national security breaches.
Federal Bureau of InvestigationCentral Intelligence AgencyNational Security AgencyDefense Intelligence Agency

Question 2: When Sandia managers discovered his actions months later, they revoked his ________ and fired him.
Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceSignals intelligenceClassified informationSecurity clearance

Question 3:
Sandia National Laboratories, National Security Agency and TOP500 are all:
Supercomputer sites United States Department of Energy National Laboratories Lockheed Martin Nuclear weapons infrastructure of the United States

Question 4: During the war years facilities were expanded further and ________ served as a major Army Air Forces training installation.
Hanscom Air Force BaseTinker Air Force BaseWright-Patterson Air Force BaseKirtland Air Force Base

Question 5: TA-I operations are dedicated primarily to three activities – the design, research, and development of ________ systems; limited production of weapon system components; and energy programs.
Industrial warfareWeaponArtilleryMilitary history

Question 6: TA-III facilities include extensive design-test facilities such as rocket sled tracks, ________ and a radiant heat facility.
CentrifugeEnriched uraniumLaboratory centrifugeHigh-G training

Question 7: The Z Machine is the largest ________ generator in the world and is designed to test materials in conditions of extreme temperature and pressure.
Ionizing radiationX-rayRadiation therapyNuclear fusion

Question 8: In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics (through its Computer Science Research Institute), materials science, ________, psychology, and cognitive science initiatives.
Alternative energySustainable energyRenewable energyEthanol fuel

Question 9: Sandia National Laboratories' roots go back to World War II and the ________.
Manhattan ProjectCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIAerial warfareTechnology during World War II

Question 10: TA-V contains two research reactor facilities, an intense gamma irradiation facility (using cobalt-60 and ________ sources), and the Hot Cell Facility.


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