1. What is the main component of nuclear fuel?
2. How is nuclear fuel typically enriched?
a) By using centrifuges
b) By using lasers
c) By using magnets
d) By using solar energy
3. What type of nuclear reaction occurs in a nuclear power plant?
4. What is the main byproduct of nuclear fission?
c) Nuclear waste
5. What is the half-life of uranium-235?
a) 703 million years
b) 4.5 billion years
c) 700 million years
d) 703 years
6. What is the main advantage of using nuclear fuel as an energy source?
a) It is renewable
b) It produces minimal greenhouse gas emissions
c) It is inexpensive
d) It is easy to obtain
7. What is the main disadvantage of using nuclear fuel as an energy source?
a) It is expensive
b) It produces large amounts of nuclear waste
c) It requires large amounts of water
d) It requires highly skilled workers
8. What is the difference between natural uranium and enriched uranium?
a) Enriched uranium has a higher concentration of uranium-235
b) Enriched uranium has a lower concentration of uranium-235
c) Natural uranium is radioactive while enriched uranium is not
d) Natural uranium is used in nuclear weapons while enriched uranium is not
9. What is the process of converting natural uranium into enriched uranium called?
10. What is the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?
a) Nuclear fission is the splitting of an atom while nuclear fusion is the merging of atoms
b) Nuclear fission is the merging of atoms while nuclear fusion is the splitting of an atom
c) Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are the same thing
d) Nuclear fission is a natural process while nuclear fusion is man-made