World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Test your knowledge about the US Nuclear Arms policy!

04 Dec 2020 3:18 PM | Anonymous

If you missed the presentation on December 4th about the Nuclear Weapons Policy in the upcoming administration , you can still test your knowledge with this short quiz. Answers are at the bottom (no peeking).

1.      Which Iranian Nuclear scientist was assassinated last week?

  • a.      Mohammed Moazed
  • b.      Parvaneh Kermanshah
  • c.      Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
  • d.      Mansour Madizadeh
2.      Which country has conducted explosive nuclear weapon tests in the past 26 years?
  • a.      India
  • b.      Pakistan
  • c.      North Korea
  • d.      All of the above
3.      The Joint Cooperative Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an agreement intended to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.  What critical resource is limited by the JCPOA to less than the amount needed to actually build a bomb?
  • a.      Enriched uranium
  • b.      Plutonium
  • c.      Heavy water
  • d.      Uranium ore
4.      Several U.S. arms control experts have proposed eliminating what class of delivery systems in order to save money and lower the risk of accidental or unintended use?
  • a.      Long-range bombers
  • b.      ICBMs
  • c.      Submarine-launched missiles
  • d.      Cruise missiles
5.      Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia has developed a weapon system that has worldwide range and cannot be intercepted.  What type of weapon system is he referring to?
  • a.      A new ICBM
  • b.      A hypersonic cruise missile
  • c.      A nuclear-powered torpedo
  • d.      All of the above
6.      Only one country that built nuclear weapons has voluntarily dismantled and destroyed its stockpile.  Which country has done so?
  • a.      Israel
  • b.      Ukraine
  • c.      South Africa
  • d.      Iraq
7.      The United States recently withdrew from the first arms control agreement that eliminates an entire class of delivery vehicles.  What agreement is that?
  • a.      The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • b.      The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)
  • c.      The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)
  • d.     The JCPOA


Answers: 1) c, 2) d, 3)a, 4) b, 5) d, 6) c, 7) b


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