The Iaea & Safeguards Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which event led to steps to strengthen IAEA safeguards and the development of the Additional Protocol?
    • A. 

      The End of the Cold War

    • B. 

      The Discovery of Iraq’s clandestine weapon program in 1991

    • C. 

      North Korea’s nuclear weapon test

  • 2. 
    To whom does the IAEA Secretariat have no legal obligation to report on its verification activities?
    • A. 

      IAEA policy-making organs

    • B. 

      United Nations General Assembly

    • C. 

      Individual member states of the IAEA

  • 3. 
    According to the video presentation by Dr. Fred Wehling, does the IAEA have sufficient resources to meet the current and future challenges?
    • A. 

      The IAEA has more funds and staff than an international organization needs

    • B. 

      The IAEA has enough resources to meet not only the current, but also future challenges

    • C. 

      The IAEA might face important resource deficits in the future

  • 4. 
    Which of the following sources of information are not available to the Agency?
    • A. 

      Information obtained from open-sources and provided by third parties

    • B. 

      Information provided by states and information derived from in-field verification activities

    • C. 

      Intelligence collection and covert operation through IAEA operatives

  • 5. 
    What are the three pillars of the IAEA?
    • A. 

      Security, Safety, and Intelligence

    • B. 

      Safeguards, Enforcement, and Science Cooperation

    • C. 

      Safeguards, Safety, and Science &Technology

  • 6. 
    What are the three categories of safeguards?
    • A. 

      Additional, Comprehensive, and Voluntary Safeguards

    • B. 

      Comprehensive, Item Specific, and Voluntary Offer Safeguards

    • C. 

      Mandatory, Comprehensive, and Additional Safeguards

  • 7. 
    What countries have an obligation under the NPT to conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements?
    • A. 

      All states with nuclear programs

    • B. 

      Non-nuclear weapon state parties to the NPT

    • C. 

      Nuclear weapon state parties to the NPT

  • 8. 
    What are the purposes of voluntary offer safeguards?
    • A. 

      To detect the diversion of nuclear material to other states

    • B. 

      To prevent nuclear weapon states from developing new weapons

    • C. 

      To test safeguards methods and to establish confidence building measures

  • 9. 
    Where does the IAEA’s authority to apply safeguards stem from?
    • A. 

      Article 39 of the UN Charter

    • B. 

      Article III.A.5 of the IAEA Statute

    • C. 

      Article III of the NPT

  • 10. 
    Which of the following activities is the main pillar of an inspection performed by the IAEA at a state’s facility?
    • A. 

      Examining facility records and comparing them with reports submitted by the state

    • B. 

      Accountancy of all centrifuges within a facility

    • C. 

      Taking environmental samples for analysis in Vienna

  • 11. 
    What famous address led to the creation of the IAEA?
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” address

    • B. 

      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “Israel must be wiped off the map” address

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” address

  • 12. 
    What is the most appropriate explanation for the purpose of comprehensive safeguards?
    • A. 

      To detect the use of nuclear material in weapons

    • B. 

      To verify that a state’s declared nuclear material is not diverted to nuclear weapons

    • C. 

      To detect clandestine nuclear weapon programs

  • 13. 
    What is the purpose of the Model Additional Protocol (INFCIRC/540)?
    • A. 

      To provide credible assurance of the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities

    • B. 

      To detect the use of nuclear weapons

    • C. 

      To provide the Agency with stronger enforcement mechanisms

  • 14. 
    What was the assumption under which the Safeguards system was initially designed?
    • A. 

      Proliferators will build dedicated facilities for nuclear weapons production

    • B. 

      Proliferators will buy nuclear technology and fissile materials from other states or international networks

    • C. 

      Proliferators will divert materials from declared civilian facilities

  • 15. 
    Which states are eligible to conclude Small Quantities Protocol (SQP) with the Agency?
    • A. 

      States with little or no nuclear material or nuclear activities

    • B. 

      States with nuclear material, but no weapons programs

    • C. 

      States with declared nuclear material above 20kg of HEU

  • 16. 
    Why is nuclear safety a major concern for the IAEA?
    • A. 

      Nuclear weapons have to be kept safe all the time

    • B. 

      A major nuclear incident in one country would have major implications far beyond the area where it takes place

    • C. 

      Nuclear power plants are expensive and a nuclear accident would cause important financial losses

  • 17. 
    What are the two main purposes of the IAEA?
    • A. 

      Ensure the safety and the security of nuclear power plants around the globe

    • B. 

      Promotion of the peaceful use of nuclear energy and early detection of diversion of nuclear materials from peaceful purposes

    • C. 

      Detect clandestine nuclear weapons programs all over the world and help countries develop their nuclear infrastructure

  • 18. 
    What countries sign voluntary offer safeguards?
    • A. 

      Nuclear weapon states parties to the NPT

    • B. 

      Nuclear weapon states outside of the NPT

    • C. 

      North Korea

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