Nuclear Physics: Quiz

Question 1 of 10

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Rutherford's Gold Foil experiment demonstrated that electrons orbited the nucleus of an atom in fixed orbits.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 10

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Which of the following is used to measure line spectra?

Select one of the following:

  • Spectrometer

  • Laser

  • Geiger-Muller tube

  • Solid state detector

Question 3 of 10

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Which of the following refers to the distance radiation travels through a medium?

Select one of the following:

  • Penetration

  • Ionisation

  • Deflection

Question 4 of 10

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Which of these particles has the highest ionising capability?

Select one of the following:

  • Alpha

  • Beta

  • Gamma

Question 5 of 10

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What is the charge of a beta particle?

Select one of the following:

  • Positive

  • Negative

  • Neutral

Question 6 of 10

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What does the atomic number of an atom refer to?

Select one of the following:

  • The number of protons

  • The number of neutrons

  • The number of electrons

  • The number of electrons and protons

  • The number of protons and neutrons

Question 7 of 10

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Isotopes are atoms of the same atomic number but different mass number.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 10

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Which of the following involves the emission of an electron

Select one of the following:

  • Alpha emission

  • Beta emission

  • Gamma emission

Question 9 of 10

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What is the formula for radioactive decay?

Select one of the following:

  • A = λN

  • A = λ/N

  • λ = AN

Question 10 of 10

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Nuclear fission is the source of the sun's energy.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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Nuclear Physics: Quiz

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This quiz test knowledge learnt in the mind map on nuclear physics and corresponding notes on atomic structure, nuclear structure, radiation, radioactive decay and nuclear energy.

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