P6 (Foundation bits)

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Higher Science (6's) (Physics) Quiz on P6 (Foundation bits), created by hannah.pickard on 24/04/2013.

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Question 1

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What is a radioactive element?
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  • An element that emits ionising radiation
  • An element that glows green

Question 2

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What are the three types of ionising radiation that can be emitted?
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  • alpha, beta, gamma
  • kappa, theta, alpha

Question 3

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Which is the most penetrating?
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  • alpha
  • gamma

Question 4

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Which is the most ionising?
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  • beta
  • alpha

Question 5

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What is an isotope?
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  • Atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus
  • Atoms of different elements joining together

Question 6

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What is a half-life?
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  • The amount of time it takes for the amount of radiation to fall by half
  • The point at which an atom has reached the middle of its life

Question 7

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What is a radiation dose measured in?
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  • Sieverts
  • Units

Question 8

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What is irradiation?
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  • When the outside of the body is exposed to radiation
  • When radiation finds its way inside your body

Question 9

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What is contamination?
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  • When the outside of your body is exposed to radiation
  • When radiation finds its way inside your body

Question 10

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What are the three categories for radioactive waste?
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  • high, intermediate and low
  • very harmful, harmful and not very harmful