Radioactivity: Definition, Types & Uses


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You have a friend who is a nurse in a cancer ward at the hospital. Which type of radioactivity is he most likely to come in contact with?

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1. In constructing a nuclear power plant, scientists want to create strong barriers between the gamma rays emitted from the core and the people working in the plant. Which of the following is the best barrier?

2. Which of the following is the largest radioactive particle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions on radioactivity require you to know how radiation is used in our everyday lives. You can take the quiz multiple times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Radioactivity encountered by a nurse in a cancer ward at a hospital
  • The best barrier to protect people working in a plant from gamma rays
  • The largest radioactive particle
  • A use for beta particles
  • Where radiation is found in our daily lives

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about radioactivity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about protection from gamma rays in a plant and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the largest radioactive particle

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Radioactivity: Definition, Types & Uses. Here's a brief look of what it covers:

  • An overview of radioactivity
  • Using gamma rays while treating cancer
  • The FDAs approval of irradiation