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Weapon of mass destruction: Quiz


Question 1: The term was also used in the introduction to the hugely influential US Government Document known as ________ written in April 1950.
NSC-68Cold WarHarry S. TrumanGeorge F. Kennan

Question 2: During the ________, the term "weapons of mass destruction" was primarily a reference to nuclear weapons.
Cold WarJoseph StalinCentral Intelligence AgencyVietnam War

Question 3: That exact phrase, says Safire, was also used by ________ in 1946 (in a speech at the United Nations probably written by Herbert Bayard Swope).
United StatesFranklin D. RooseveltHarry S. TrumanBernard Baruch

Question 4: The term WMD may be used as a powerful buzzword,[33] or to generate a ________.
2003 invasion of IraqCulture of fearPropagandaFahrenheit 9/11

Question 5: The significance of the words separable and divisible part of the weapon is that missiles such as the ________ and the SCUD are considered weapons of mass destruction, while aircraft capable of carrying bombloads are not.
MIM-104 PatriotAIM-120 AMRAAMPGM-11 RedstoneMGM-31 Pershing

Question 6: The international radioactivity symbol (also known as trefoil) first appeared in 1946, at the ________ Radiation Laboratory.
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, IrvineStanford UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Question 7: The only country to have used a nuclear weapon in war is the United States, which dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of ________ and Nagasaki during World War II.
Kure, HiroshimaTokyoHiroshimaFukuyama, Hiroshima

Question 8: Definitions of WMD, ________'s Center for Nonproliferation Studies, September, 2004.
United StatesVermontMonterey Institute of International StudiesMiddlebury College

Question 9: [4] Reagan's successor, ________, used the term in an 1989 speech to the United Nations, using it primarily in reference to chemical arms.
Richard NixonRonald ReaganGerald FordGeorge H. W. Bush

Question 10: A weapon of mass destruction ('WMD) is a weapon that can kill large numbers of ________ and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e.g.
HumanHomoMindHuman evolution


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