Radiation Emergency Skills Quiz

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Created by: Lucas Whitefield Hixson
  1. The rem is a unit used to measure:
  2. Because of its low penetrating ability, the type of radiation which is usually only a hazard when inhaled or ingested is:
  3. The unit used to express the exposure an individual receives is the:
  4. Which of the following is an example of proper units for expressing exposure rate?
  5. Cosmic radiation and radiation from terrestrial sources are examples of:
  6. An example of a man-made source of radiation is:
  7. The three factors which are important in protecting individuals from radiation are:
  8. Radiation received by the body over a short period is:
  9. Chronic Exposure is:
  10. Radioactive decay is defined as:
  11. The key elements of emergency management are, Response, Recovery, Mitigation, and ________
  12. The distinctive symbol used to identify radioactive materials is the:
  13. The three main barriers in a nuclear power plant to prevent release of fission products are the fuel rods, the reactor vessel, and the __________________.
  14. To prevent fuel damage, decay heat must be removed from the reactor core.
  15. Control rods are used in a reactor core to:
  16. The two radionuclides which concentrate in seafood are:
  17. The three main types of nuclear radiation are:
  18. The amount of radiation absorbed into the body is:
  19. The rate at which an individual is exposed to radiation is:
  20. The most common physical symptoms of early radiation sickness are:
  21. One of the delayed effects of high-level radiation exposure is:
  22. Commercial nuclear reactors generate heat by a process called:
  23. A cooling tower is used to cool which of the following?
  24. Radioactivity is the process where unstable atoms disintegrate or decay to stable atoms. The energy released in this process is called:
  25. The type of radiation that is a major hazard due to its relatively high penetrating power is _____________ radiation.

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