Physics - Module 2 - Energy and Radiation

This quiz covers all sections in module 2

- Nuclear Radiation

- Safe Handling of Radioactive Materials

- Generating Electricity

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  • Created by: Jess
  • Created on: 08-06-09 18:40

1. Which of these sub-atomic particles is NOT found in the nucleus?

  • Neutron
  • Electron
  • Proton
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2. How far can beta radiation travel through air?

  • a few 10s of centimetres
  • a few centimetres
  • several metres

3. Which type of radiation needs many centimetres of lead to stop it?

  • Gamma
  • Alpha
  • Beta

4. Which type of radiation cannot penetrate through a sheet of paper?

  • Gamma
  • Alpha
  • Beta

5. A radioactive source gives of radiation at a rate of 400 counts/second. What is its activity one half life later?

  • 200 counts/seconds
  • 400 counts/seconds
  • 800 counts/seconds

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