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Which of the following is an example of gamma radiation?
a) sun
b) X-rays
c) aotmic bombs
d) stars

In beta radiation, the atomic number changes by ___.
a) 0
b) 3
c) 2
d) 1

In alpha radiation, the atomic mass changes by ___.
a) 1
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

Which description describes gamma radiation?
a) an electrom being emitted
b) a helium nucleus being emitted
c) electromagnetic waves
d) a hydrogen nucleus being emitted

What type of radiation can be stopped with a sheet of aluminum?
a) alpha
b) half-life
c) beta
d) gamma

Isotope have a different number of ____.
a) protons
b) positrons
c) electrons
d) neutrons

Type of radiation that has the most penetrating power.
a) alpha
b) sigma
c) gamma
d) beta

Process in which nuclei join together...
a) fission
b) gamma rays
c) alpha decay
d) fusion

Process in which nuclei split apart...
a) Fission
b) Fusion
c) Alpha decay
d) Beta Decay

Charge of an alpha particle
a) -1
b) 0
c) +2
d) -2

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