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Nuclear Power

written by: borough
 
Since it became available to mankind, nuclear power has opened the gate to endless possibilities, on the one hand, and raised important questions on the other. Play this nuclear quiz with questions about the important people, dates and discoveries in the field of nuclear power research.

Question 1:


The first successful experiment with nuclear fission, the process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller nuclei, was conducted in which year?
1936
1932
1938
1934

Question 2:


These two physicists received the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics for their pioneering work popularly known as splitting the atom.
Leo Szilard and Edward Teller
Eugene Wigner and Lyman Briggs
Lise Meitner and Otto Robert Frisch
John Cockroft and Ernest Walton

Question 3:


This is the year in which the world's first nuclear power plant generating electricity for commercial use was officially connected to the Soviet power grid.
1954
1956
1953
1955

Question 4:


This place, popular as the center of the Whiskey rebellion, is the world's first nuclear powered city.
Washington, D.C.
Baltimore
San Diego, CA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Question 5:


This 1903 Nobel Prize laureate discovered radioactivity in 1896.
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
Elihu Thomson
Niels Bohr
Henri Becquerel

Question 6:


The International Nuclear Events Scale, used to signify the grade of nuclear accidents, has how many levels?
7
3
10
6

Question 7:


The first Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) blast in the US was conducted in which year?
1959
1960
1965
1961

Question 8:


What was the codename of the first US thermonuclear bomb test, carried out in 1954?
Castle Romeo
Operation Argus
Operation Chariot
Operation Fat Man

Question 9:


This group of alloys, which is a combination of at least one metal and one or more other elements, is used to clad fuel rods in nuclear plants.
Zircaloy
Hastelloy
Amalgam
Electrum

Question 10:


This American physicist was the youngest group leader of the Manhattan Project, a joint effort by the US and their WW II allies to develop the first nuclear weapons.
Ernest O. Lawrence
Henry DeWolf Smyth
Edward Teller
Robert R. Wilson

 


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