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Ch 16 Quiz Review

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16 questions
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  • Q1
    When the nucleus splits into two smaller nuclei, it is called _______________.
    nuclear fission
    nuclear fusion
    30s
  • Q2
    What are major problems of using fission?
    storing waste and risk of accidents
    creating too much energy and storing it
    not making enough radioactive waste
    losing power and storing waste
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the process where small nuclei join together?
    fusion
    fission
    30s
  • Q4
    What is an alpha particle made of?
    1 positron
    4 protons
    2 electrons and 2 neutrons
    2 protons and 2 neutrons
    30s
  • Q5
    What form of radiation has the highest penetrating ability?
    delta particles
    gamma particles
    alpha particles
    beta particles
    30s
  • Q6
    Where does hydrogen fusing take place?
    sun's core
    fusion power station
    nuclear power plants
    earth's core
    30s
  • Q7
    The time is takes for 50% of a specimen to decay is called _______________.
    nuclear fission
    radioactive energy
    half-life
    nuclear fusion
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the process called where atomic nuclei emit particles to become more stable?
    chain reaction
    nuclear fusion
    radioavtive decay
    nuclear fission
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the process called when an unstable nucleus gives off radiation?
    radioactivity
    chain reaction
    fission
    fusion
    30s
  • Q10
    What makes an isotope of an element?
    different number of electrons
    different number of neutrons
    different number of quarks
    different number of protons
    30s
  • Q11
    Who is the scientist that termed the word radioactivity?
    Henri Becquerel
    Bill Nye
    Marie Curie
    Albert Einstein
    30s
  • Q12
    Which type of radiation can be stopped by air or paper?
    gamma particles
    beta particles
    delta particles
    alpha particles
    30s
  • Q13
    What type of energy do power plants use today?
    nuclear fusion
    nuclear fission
    30s
  • Q14
    What particle is needed to start a nuclear reaction?
    electrons
    protons
    quarks
    neutrons
    30s
  • Q15
    What is an advantage of using nuclear fission?
    less power created
    creates less energy
    less CO2 released
    no radioactive waste produced
    30s

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