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Nuclear Energy

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  • Q1

    The central core of an atom that contains the protons and neutrons is called _________. 





  • Q2

    The splitting of an atom's nucleus into two smaller nuclei is known as __________.

    nuclear fission


    nuclear fusion


  • Q3

    The part of the nuclear reactor where nuclear fission occurs is called _________. 

    fuel rod


    reactor vessel

    control rod

  • Q4

    Which one of the following statements is TRUE about fuel rods? 

    A uranium rod that undergoes fission in a nuclear reactor. 

    Fuel made from living things.

    A cadmium rod used in nuclear reactor to absorb neutrons from fission reactions. 

    Pollutants that are released into the air.

  • Q5

    These statements about control rod is TRUE, EXCEPT __________. 

    It is used to slow down the chain reaction.  

    It absorbs neutron released during fission. 

    It is made up of metal zinc.

    It slows the speed of the chain reaction.

  • Q6

    What is a meltdown? 

    A substance that provides energy as the result of a chemical change.

    A dangerous situation in which fuel rods inside a nuclear reactor melt.

    The combining of two atomic nuclei to produce a single larger nucleus and much energy. 

    A thick, brownish haze formed when certain gases react with sunlight. 

  • Q7

    Which one is TRUE about nuclear fusion?

    It splits the atom nucleus into two smaller nuclei. 

    It is a condition when the reactor vessel generates so much heat and melts. 

    It is the reaction that occur in the reactor vessel. 

    It combines two atomic nuclei into a single larger nuclei. 


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