Physics AQA Additional Science- Radioactivity Quiz

Question 1 of 27

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Ernest Rutherford came up with the 'Plum Pudding' model.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 27

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In 1909, Rutherford tried firing alpha particles at thin gold foil to see what happened.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 27

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Most of the alpha particles in Rutherford's experiment went straight through the gold foil. What did Rutherford figure out from this?

Select one of the following:

  • Gold is mostly empty space.

  • The nucleus of an atom is very small compared to the rest of it.

  • There are positive particles in the atom.

  • Alpha particles cannot travel very far.

Question 4 of 27

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Some of the alpha particles in Rutherford's experiment deflected when they through the gold foil. What did Rutherford figure out from this?

Select one of the following:

  • Gold is mostly empty space.

  • The nucleus of an atom is very small compared to the rest of it.

  • There are positive particles in the atom.

  • Alpha particles cannot travel very far.

Question 5 of 27

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A few of the alpha particles in Rutherford's experiment bounced straight back from the gold foil. What did Rutherford figure out from this?

Select one of the following:

  • Gold is mostly empty space.

  • The nucleus of an atom is very small compared to the rest of it.

  • There are positive particles in the atom.

  • Alpha particles cannot travel very far.

Question 6 of 27

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Rutherford's idea was only accepted after his death.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 27

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Radioactive decay is a random process.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 27

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Which type of radiation is a fast moving electron?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma

  • Delta

  • Alpha

  • Beta

Question 9 of 27

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Beta radiation is the only type of radiation that is not a particle.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 27

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What type of radiation has an unlimited range in air?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma

  • Delta

  • Alpha

  • Beta

Question 11 of 27

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Paper can stop alpha particles.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 27

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Which type of radiation has the same structure as a helium nucleus?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma

  • Delta

  • Alpha

  • Beta

Question 13 of 27

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Alpha particles pose no risk to humans.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 14 of 27

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What type of radiation source do many people have in their homes?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma

  • Delta

  • Alpha

  • Beta

Question 15 of 27

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Alpha particles can only travel a few centimetres in air.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 27

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What is the relative charge and relative mass of an alpha particle?

Select one of the following:

  • Relative charge: +4
    Relative mass: 4

  • Relative charge: -1
    Relative mass: 0

  • Relative charge: +2
    Relative mass: 0

  • Relative charge: +2
    Relative mass: 4

Question 17 of 27

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What is the relative charge and relative mass of a beta particle?

Select one of the following:

  • Relative charge: +4
    Relative mass: 4

  • Relative charge: -1
    Relative mass: 0

  • Relative charge: -2
    Relative mass: 0

  • Relative charge: +2
    Relative mass: 4

Question 18 of 27

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Gamma radiation is uncharged and has no mass.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 27

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What is the range of beta radiation in air?

Select one of the following:

  • 1 metre

  • 5 metres

  • 50 metres

  • 5 centimetres

Question 20 of 27

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Alpha is the most ioning type of radiation.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 21 of 27

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Beta radiation is easily deflected by a magnetic field as it is a fast moving electron.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 27

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Which of these is NOT a definition of half-life?

Select one of the following:

  • The average weight of a certain amount of nuclei in a radioactive isotope sample after it has halved.

  • The time it takes for the activity of a sample to halve.

  • The time it takes for the count rate of a sample to halve.

  • The average time it takes for the number of nuclei in a radioactive isotope sample to halve.

Question 23 of 27

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The half-life of a particular isotope varies.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 24 of 27

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The half-lives of different isotopes range from seconds to many millions of years.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 25 of 27

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What is the half-life of Carbon-14?

Select one of the following:

  • 5,700 years

  • 570 years

  • 57 years

  • 5.7 years

Question 26 of 27

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What type of radiation and what length of half-life is needed for a radioactive tracer?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma radiation, long half-life

  • Beta radiation, short half-life

  • Gamma radiation, short half-life

  • Alpha radiation, short half-life

Question 27 of 27

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What type of radiation and what length of half-life is needed for a smoke alarm?

Select one of the following:

  • Gamma radiation, short half-life

  • Beta radiation, short half-life

  • Beta radiation, long half-life

  • Alpha radiation, long half-life

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Physics AQA Additional Science- Radioactivity Quiz

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This quiz covers; Rutherford's Alpha-particle Scattering Experiment, the features of different types of radiation, half-life and the uses of different types of radiation. Best of luck!

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