BIO 130 Exam 3 - Question 1 3 out of 3 points A...

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Question 1 3 out of 3 points A turbogenerator is used in a nuclear power plant to generate electricity. Selected Answer: Tru e Correct Answer: Tru e Response Feedback: Yes, the nuclear power is used to generate steam that powers the turbogenerator. Question 2 3 out of 3 points Which of the following is NOT an advantage of nuclear power? Selected Answer: does not create hazardous waste Correct Answer: does not create hazardous waste Response Feedback: Of course, nuclear power creates radioactive waste, which is very hazardous! So this is NOT an advantage. Question 3 3 out of 3 points Medical scans (like CT scans and x-rays) are a major source of radiation for the "average" U.S. citizen. Selected Answer: Tru e Correct Answer: Tru e Question 4 3 out of 3 points What type of cancer was elevated among children who drank milk that contained radioactive iodine from the area around Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster there? Selected Answer: thyro id
Correct Answer: thyro id Question 5 3 out of 3 points High doses of radioactivity can cause death in days to months after exposure. Selected Answer: Tru e Correct Answer: Tru e Question 6 3 out of 3 points Because nuclear energy requires so few mineral inputs to create a lot of energy, it is considered to be a renewable form of energy. Selected Answer: Fals e Correct Answer: Fals e Question 7 3 out of 3 points China is the largest producer of nuclear energy (in terms of total production) out of all countries in the world. Selected Answer: Fals e Correct Answer: Fals e Question 8 3 out of 3 points Globally speaking, some countries (like France and Belgium) use nuclear power to supply more than half of their energy needs. Selected Answer: Tru e Correct Answer: Tru e Question 9 3 out of 3 points Nuclear power plants can "meltdown" and possibly explode (releasing radioactive materials) IF the moderator/cooling water is lost from the reactor vessels.
Selected Answer: Tru e Correct Answer: Tru e Response Feedback: Yes, this was the main issue with the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan after the tsunami in Spring 2011. Question 10 3 out of 3 points Which tpe of reaction is currently used in nuclear power plants? Selected Answer: fissio n Correct Answer: fissio n Response Feedback: The fission reaction is currently used. In this reaction, Uranium spontaneously decays into Plutonium and other products. Question 11 3 out of 3 points Which of the following (pick 1) is a secondary source of energy (i.e., an energy carrier)? Selected Answer: electrici ty Correct Answer: electrici ty Question 12 3 out of 3 points When electric power plants return used water to a stream, after using it in their steam turbines and condensers, this used water can lead to ____________ pollution.

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