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Mini-Quiz: Nuclear Reactions

by Ron Kurtus (revised 16 November 2000)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is the nucleus of an atom made of?


Neutrons and protons


2. What happens when a nucleus is unstable?

It turns into Uranium

It causes a chain reaction

It decays and gives off particles and radiation

3. How does nuclear energy create electricity?

By heating water that turns the electric generator

By giving off electrons

By giving off radiation

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