“She knew the prognosis wasn’t good and she didn’t want to die. Her father told her a Japanese legend that said if you folded one thousand paper cranes you would be granted a wish. She began furiously folding cranes.
“She made 1,000 and started on a second batch. Her classmates, family and friends pitched in. But unfortunately, she was only able to fold 644 more cranes and died on Oct. 25, 1955 — not quite a year after being diagnosed.”
From the article The Girl Who Transformed the Paper Crane Into the Symbol for Peace and Hope
#1. Which of the following sets apart an atomic bomb from a conventional bomb?
#2. After the Hiroshima bombing, people who entered the city developed similar symptoms to people who were exposed to the bomb blast, such as loss of hair and haemorrhaging without apparent wounds. Why?
#3. What was the playful name given to the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 200,000 people in a city of 3,50,000?
#4. Hiroshima Day is observed every year on
#5. What was the local time when the first atomic bomb exploded on Hiroshima?
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on a Monday, at a time when many people were on their way to work or school in the city center, exactly at 8:15 a.m.
#6. Who was the president of the US when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
#7. Who was the central figure in the development of the atomic bomb?
J. Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist, was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the development of the atomic bomb.
#8. The Nuclear reaction that took place inside the atomic bomb in Hiroshima was
#9. Which place was the US B-29 bomber plane, which carried the atomic bomb, targeting in Hiroshima?
Though the bridge was the target, the bomb actually fell on Shima Hospital.
#10. After the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, which emperor announced the surrender of the imperial Japan in World War 2?
#11. The survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are known as
Hibakusha, literally,”person affected by a bomb” or “person affected by exposure to radioactivity” is a word of Japanese origin generally designating the people affected by the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.