Radioactive Decay Trivia Quiz

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Radioactive Decay Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which type of decay leads to the change:
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

  • 2. 
    Which type of decay leads to the following change:
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

  • 3. 
    Which type of decay leads to this change:
    • A. 

      Beta

    • B. 

      Alpha

  • 4. 
    Which type of decay leads to the following change:
    • A. 

      Beta

    • B. 

      Alpha

    • C. 

      Answer option 3

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 5. 
    When writing an equation of alpha-decay for , you will change the atomic mass number to
    • A. 

      234

    • B. 

      232

    • C. 

      236

    • D. 

      230

  • 6. 
    When writing an equation for beta-decay for , you will change the atomic mass number to
    • A. 

      234

    • B. 

      232

    • C. 

      236

    • D. 

      230

  • 7. 
    When writing an equation of beta-decay for , you will change the atomic number to
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      92

    • C. 

      88

    • D. 

      91

    • E. 

      89

  • 8. 
    When writing an equation of alpha-decay for , you will change the atomic number to
    • A. 

      90

    • B. 

      92

    • C. 

      88

    • D. 

      91

    • E. 

      89

  • 9. 
    Which radiation has the highest penetrating power?
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 10. 
    Which radiation has the lowest penetrating power?
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 11. 
    Gamma rays have
    • A. 

      No mass

    • B. 

      A huge mass

    • C. 

      A small mass

    • D. 

      An average mass

  • 12. 
    Gamma rays are
    • A. 

      Rays of particles

    • B. 

      Waves of particles

    • C. 

      Electromagnetic waves

    • D. 

      Visible light rays

  • 13. 
    Examples of gamma rays emitted during an alpha or beta decay are
    • A. 

      Infrared waves

    • B. 

      Radio waves

    • C. 

      X-rays

    • D. 

      Microwaves

  • 14. 
    Isotopes of the same element have a different
    • A. 

      Number of protons

    • B. 

      Number of electrons

    • C. 

      Number of neutrons

    • D. 

      Atomic number

  • 15. 
    The process in which one nucleus falls apart into two nuclei of smaller masses is called
    • A. 

      Fission

    • B. 

      Fusion

    • C. 

      Explosion

    • D. 

      Atomic bomb

  • 16. 
    The process in which two nuclei combine into one is called
    • A. 

      Fission

    • B. 

      Fusion

    • C. 

      Explosion

    • D. 

      Atomic bomb

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