Nuclear Physics Test - Fission Vs Fusion

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Nuclear Physics Test - Fission Vs Fusion - Quiz

In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or smaller, lighter nuclei. Nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei are combined to form one or more different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles. Check out the online quiz and learn all about nuclear fusion and fission.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Fission means to 
    • A. 

      Break apart

    • B. 

      Put together

    • C. 

      To fizz out

  • 2. 
    Which reaction do nuclear power plants use because it  is easier to accomplish?
  • 3. 
    Takes two small nuclei and combines them into a larger nucleus
  • 4. 
    Is this a picture of FISSION or FUSION?
  • 5. 
    What are the benefits of fission and fusion?
    • A. 

      They both release large amounts of  energy

    • B. 

      They both absorb large amounts of energy

    • C. 

      They both are easy to use

  • 6. 
    What is required to make fusion reactions to work?
    • A. 

      High temperature

    • B. 


    • C. 

      Low temperature

    • D. 

      Single neutron hitting the nucleus

  • 7. 
    What is a disadvantage of fission?
    • A. 

      The products are radioactive

    • B. 

      The products cause fires

    • C. 

      The products cause combustion reactions

  • 8. 
    Click on all the true statements about FISSION
    • A. 

      Releases large amounts of energy

    • B. 

      Is simpler than FUSION 

    • C. 

      Is cleaner than FUSION

    • D. 

      Requires a single neutron to start the reaction

    • E. 

      Requires lots of heat and pressure

    • F. 

      The splitting of atom

    • G. 

      The combining of atoms

    • H. 

      Produces radioactive wastes when reaction is over

  • 9. 
    Is this a picture of FISSION or FUSION?
  • 10. 
    Choose all the places where fusion occurs naturally?
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Nuclear power plants

    • C. 


    • D. 

      In fires

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