The Bombing of Hiroshima: Facts & Aftermath


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Which of the following is true of the Manhattan Project?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a motivation, for the United States, to use a nuclear weapon on Japan in 1945?

2. Which Japanese city was taken off the target list in 1945?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic bomb, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the event. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the development and deployment of the bomb, as well as its aftermath.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Characteristics of the Manhattan Project
  • US motivations to deploy the bomb
  • City rejected as bombing target

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of the actual bombing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the outcome of the bombing of Hiroshima

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the following lesson on The Bombing of Hiroshima. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the development of the atomic bomb
  • Understand why the atomic bomb was used
  • Know important figures and dates involved with the Manhattan Project
  • Identify the nicknames given to the two atomic bombs used against Japan
  • Recognize how some scientists who created the bomb felt about its use