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5 Matching questions

  1. Low Level Radioactive Waste
  2. High Level Radioactive Waste
  3. Hydrogen Bomb
  4. Photovoltaic Cells
  5. Subcritical Mass
  1. a solar cells which convert the sun's energy into electrical energy
  2. b under the minimum amount of radioactive material necessary for a chain reaction
  3. c A bomb developed in the 50's. this bomb uses uncontrolled nuclear fusion to release massive amounts of energy. Detonated by first detonating the Atomic Bomb
  4. d Gives off low levels of ionizing radiation for a shorter time period, requires safe storage for 100 to 500 yrs
  5. e Waste which gives off high amounts of ionizing radiation for a short time and, lower amounts for a long time, requires safe storage for 240,000 yrs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an unstable, fissionable isotope of uranium
  2. the process by which the nuclei of small atoms combine to form a new, more massive nucleus; the process releases energy
  3. an accident in a nuclear reactor where the fuel overheats and melts the reactor core
  4. Energy can not be created or destroyed, but it can change form
  5. the minimum amount of radioactive material necessary for a chain reaction

5 True/False questions

  1. Cooling TowerNonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago. i.e oil, coal, natural gas


  2. GeneratorThe ability to do Work


  3. Chain ReactionReactor using fuel/control rods to create heat, used to make steam to eventually spin a turbine


  4. Ionizing Radiationa chemical reaction or other process in which the products themselves promote or spread the reaction, which under certain conditions may accelerate dramatically.


  5. Geothermal Energyenergy produced by heat from the earth