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A nuclear weapon is a very deadly means of defense a nation can adopt. Nuclear weapons produce a large, destructive force capable of nuclear reactions. The force produced by a minimal nuclear weapon is capable of destroying a large city by explosion or radiation. This quiz tests your familiarity with nuclear weapons. Do it now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many are the basic types of nuclear weapons?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four 

    • D.

      Five 

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    There are two basic types of nuclear weapons.

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  • 2. 

    What type of nuclear weapon is a thermonuclear weapon?

    • A.

      Fusion weapon 

    • B.

      Fission weapon 

    • C.

      Fallout weapon 

    • D.

      Radiation weapon 

    Correct Answer
    A. Fusion weapon 
    Explanation
    A thermonuclear weapon is a type of nuclear weapon that uses fusion reactions to release a tremendous amount of energy. Unlike fission weapons, which rely on the splitting of atoms, thermonuclear weapons use the fusion of hydrogen isotopes to create a much more powerful explosion. This process is similar to the reactions that occur in the sun and requires extremely high temperatures and pressures to initiate. The fusion of hydrogen atoms releases an enormous amount of energy, making thermonuclear weapons significantly more destructive than fission weapons.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these countries have conducted thermonuclear tests as of 2018?

    • A.

      North Korea 

    • B.

      South Korea 

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    France is the correct answer because it has conducted thermonuclear tests as of 2018. North Korea and South Korea have not conducted such tests, and Germany has not conducted any nuclear tests at all.

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  • 4. 

    What type of nuclear weapon is the atomic bomb?

    • A.

      Fusion weapon

    • B.

      Fission weapon 

    • C.

      Radiation weapon 

    • D.

      Thermonuclear weapon

    Correct Answer
    B. Fission weapon 
    Explanation
    An atomic bomb is a type of fission weapon. Fission weapons work by splitting the nucleus of an atom, releasing a large amount of energy in the process. This energy is then used to create a powerful explosion. In contrast, fusion weapons, also known as thermonuclear weapons, work by fusing the nuclei of atoms together, which releases an even greater amount of energy. A radiation weapon, on the other hand, is a broad term that can refer to any weapon that uses radiation, such as a dirty bomb.

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  • 5. 

    What is the act of reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons called?

    • A.

      Nuclear disarmament 

    • B.

      Nuclear deterrence 

    • C.

      Nuclear strategy 

    • D.

      Nuclear delivery 

    Correct Answer
    A. Nuclear disarmament 
    Explanation
    Nuclear disarmament refers to the act of reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons. It involves the reduction of nuclear arsenals and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. This process aims to promote peace and security by reducing the threat of nuclear warfare and preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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  • 6. 

    What are nuclear weapons designed for use on the battlefield in military situations called?

    • A.

      Tactical weapons 

    • B.

      Strategic weapons 

    • C.

      Advisory weapons

    • D.

      Guerilla weapons

    Correct Answer
    A. Tactical weapons 
    Explanation
    Nuclear weapons designed for use on the battlefield in military situations are typically called "tactical nuclear weapons" or "battlefield nuclear weapons." These weapons are intended for use in a specific tactical or localized context rather than strategic nuclear warfare. They are typically smaller in yield compared to strategic nuclear weapons and are designed to target military forces, facilities, or infrastructure on the battlefield. Tactical nuclear weapons have been a subject of arms control agreements and discussions due to their potential impact on regional conflicts.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these prohibits nuclear weapons in African countries?

    • A.

      Treaty of Prunda 

    • B.

      Treaty of Pelindaba

    • C.

      Treaty of Warsaw

    • D.

      Treaty of Tlatelolco

    Correct Answer
    B. Treaty of Pelindaba
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Pelindaba prohibits nuclear weapons in African countries. This treaty was adopted by the African Union in 1996 and entered into force in 2009. It aims to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Africa and promotes peaceful uses of nuclear energy while ensuring the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The treaty prohibits the research, development, production, stockpiling, acquisition, possession, and control of nuclear weapons by African states. It also prohibits the testing, use, or threat of use of nuclear weapons within the African continent.

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  • 8. 

    When was the Treaty of Tlatelolco made?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    C. 1967
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Tlatelolco was made in 1967. This treaty aimed to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean. It prohibited the development, testing, and use of nuclear weapons within the region. The treaty was a significant step towards global disarmament efforts and contributed to promoting peace and stability in the region.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is not a nuclear weapon?

    • A.

      Submarine dart

    • B.

      Torpedo 

    • C.

      Land mine 

    • D.

      Artillery shells 

    Correct Answer
    A. Submarine dart
    Explanation
    A submarine dart is not a nuclear weapon because it refers to a type of projectile used by submarines for underwater warfare. While it can be launched from a submarine, it does not possess the capability to cause a nuclear explosion. On the other hand, torpedoes, land mines, and artillery shells can potentially be armed with nuclear warheads, making them nuclear weapons.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these disciplines studies nuclear weapons in its entirety?

    • A.

      Astronomy 

    • B.

      Chemistry

    • C.

      Nuclear physics 

    • D.

      Ecology

    Correct Answer
    C. Nuclear physics 
    Explanation
    Nuclear physics is the discipline that studies nuclear weapons in its entirety. This field focuses on the behavior and properties of atomic nuclei, including their interactions, reactions, and the release of energy through nuclear reactions. Understanding nuclear physics is crucial for comprehending the science behind nuclear weapons, as it involves the study of nuclear fission, fusion, and the principles that govern their explosive power. Astronomy, chemistry, and ecology do not specifically delve into the study of nuclear weapons as comprehensively as nuclear physics does.

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