Medical Quiz

Atoms and Radioactivity Quiz


An isotope of an element has the same number of _________, but a different number of _________.

A. Protons, electrons

B. Protons, neutrons

C. Electrons, neutrons

D. Neutrons, protons

This particle determines what element you have – the elements identity.
A. electron
B. proton
C. neutron
D. valence shell

What makes something radioactive?
A. elements with an atomic number above 81
B. an unstable nucleus
C. contaminated sewage
D. It decays over time

What is the number of protons that the element in this image contain?
A. 14
B. 7
C. 15
D. 18

A radioactive nuclide has a ____ stable nucleus than a non-radioactive nucleus of the same element.

A. more

B. less

C. identical

D. small

Which particles make up the nucleus of an atom?
A. protons and neutrons
B. electrons and protons
C. electrons, protons, and neutrons
D. electrons and neutrons

Which type of radiation releases an electron?

A. Alpha radiation

B. Beta radiation

C. Gamma radiation

D. Theta radiation

An element with a mass number of 11 and an atomic number of 5 has how many neutrons?
A. 11
B. 5
C. 6
D. 16

What particle is released when an unstable isotope undergoes alpha radiation?

A. a helium nucleus

B. an electron

C. a photon of light

D. a neutron

In order of most to least penetrating radiation we have
A. Alpha , Beta, Gamma
B. Beta , Gamma , Alpha
C. Gamma, Beta, Alpha
D. Gamma, Alpha, Beta

Where does radioactivity have application in our lives?
A. Medicine
B. Energy (electricity)
C. Agriculture
D. All of the above


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