3.1 Quiz - Nuclear Emissions

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nucleus of U-238 is unstable. This causes U-238 to spontaneously...
    • A. 

      Oxidize

    • B. 

      Decay

    • C. 

      Reduce

    • D. 

      Combine

  • 2. 
    Which nuclear emission has the most mass and least penetrating power?
    • A. 

      Gamma radiation

    • B. 

      Alpha particles

    • C. 

      Beta particles

    • D. 

      Positrons

  • 3. 
    Which nuclear decay has the greatest penetrating power and the least mass?
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Positron

  • 4. 
    Which nuclear decay consists of energy, only?
    • A. 

      Gamma

    • B. 

      Alpha

    • C. 

      Beta

    • D. 

      Positrons

  • 5. 
    Which nuclear decay consists of electrons?
    • A. 

      Positrons

    • B. 

      Gamma particles

    • C. 

      Alpha particles

    • D. 

      Beta particles

  • 6. 
    Which nuclear decay consists of helium nuclei?
    • A. 

      Positrons

    • B. 

      Alpha particles

    • C. 

      Beta particles

    • D. 

      Gamma radiation

  • 7. 
    Which list correctly ranks nuclear emissions in order of increasing mass? 
    • A. 

      Alpha, beta, gamma, positron

    • B. 

      Beta/Gamma/Positron, Alpha

    • C. 

      Beta, Alpha, Gamma, Positron

    • D. 

      Positron, Alpha, Gamma, Beta

  • 8. 
    Which list correctly organizes nuclear emissions in order of increasing charge?
    • A. 

      Beta, Positron, Gamma, Alpha

    • B. 

      Positron, Beta, Gamma, Alpha

    • C. 

      Beta, Gamma, Positron, Alpha

    • D. 

      Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Positron

  • 9. 
    Without looking at a graph, why is O-16 a stable nuclide?
    • A. 

      Because it has a 8:1 ratio of protons to neutrons

    • B. 

      Because it has a 1:1 neutron-to-proton ratio

    • C. 

      Because it has a 1.6:1 neutron-to-proton ratio

    • D. 

      Because it has a 16:8 proton-to-neutron ratio

  • 10. 
    Which of the following correctly lists the number of protons, the number of neutrons, the mass number, and the nuclide notation for N on this graph? (ONLY use this graph. Do not look at other references. I want you to test how much you know!!!!)
    • A. 

      9 protons, 7 neutrons, Mass Number of 16, N-16 for nuclide

    • B. 

      6 protons, 6 neutrons, Mass Number of 12, C-12 for nuclide

    • C. 

      16 protons, 16 neutrons, Mass Number of 32, S-32 for nuclide

    • D. 

      7 protons, 9 neutrons, Mass Number of 16, N-16 for nuclide

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