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    Multiple choice questions on radioactivity

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    1. How many radioactive decay series exist in nature?

    a. 3
    b. 1
    c. 0
    d. 2
    e. 10

    2. Of the following, which is not a magic number of protons?

    a. 82
    b. 20
    c. 50
    d. 126
    e. 8

    3. In the nuclear transmutation, (attached formula) , what is the bombarding particle?

    a. A gamma photon
    b. An alpha particle
    c. A beta particle
    d. A proton
    e. A phosphorus nucleus

    4. Bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron generates tellurium-135, 3 neutrons, and ________.

    a. krypton-103
    b. zirconium-98
    c. krypton-101
    d. zirconium-99
    e. strontium-99

    5. In the nuclear transmutation represented by (attached document), what is the product?

    a. Curium-245
    b. Curium-242
    c. Uranium-243
    d. Uranium-242
    e. Uranium-245

    6. In the nuclear transmutation represented by (attached), what is the product?

    a. Carbon-16
    b. Carbon-12
    c. Nitrogen-16
    d. Nitrogen-15
    e. Carbon-14

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