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Trivia Quiz - Nuclear Disasters


How bout them nuclear or radiation disasters of yore?

Quiz Number: 4027
Date Submitted: August 31, 2011
Quiz Categories: Technology
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 40.5 percent
Times Taken: 85 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Nuclear Disasters
(Image Source: Chernobyl Plant at Wikipedia)

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1. All 3 operators killed when a control rod was removed too far causing criticality surge and steam explosion in January 3, 1961. What plant?
  A.   Chernobyl
  B.   Three Mile Island 2
  C.   USS Natilus
  D.   SL-1 US Army

2. What reactor had a partial nuclear reaction, partial meltdown in 1965 due to a design miscalculation?
  A.   Chernobyl
  B.   Three Mile Island 2
  C.   Shippingport Atomic Generation Station
  D.   Fermi 1 Reactor

3. In 1979, this plant had a loss of coolant and partial core meltdown, with former Naval Nuclear Power Officer Jimmy Carter consulting:
  A.   Three Mile Island 2
  B.   Fermi 1 Reactor
  C.   Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station
  D.   SL-1 US Army

4. In 1986, this plant had a reactor disaster that spread radioactive particles across Europe and the Artic, necessitating the evacuation of 300,000 people from the neighborhood. Unbelievably, the operators tried to hide the accident!
  A.   Teaside
  B.   Tomsk 7
  C.   Chernobyl
  D.   Windscale

5. The Windscale fire was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history. What was burning?
  A.   The solid graphite inside nuclear core.
  B.   The forest around the plant.
  C.   Hydrogen used for generator cooling.
  D.   Coal piled around the plant for auxillary power.

6. Due to inadequate cooling a damaged uranium fuel rod caught fire and was torn in two as it was being removed from the core at a nuclear reactor on May 24, 1958. What country did this occur?
  A.   USA
  B.   USSR
  C.   United Kingdom
  D.   Canada

7. What caused the hydrogen generation and explosions in the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plants in 2011?
  A.   Overheating the nuclear fuel (zircaloy/water reaction).
  B.   Filling the reactor with hydrogen to cool it.
  C.   Hydrogen released from volcanic activity near the plant.
  D.   Hydrogen was used to inert the containments, rather than nitrogen, accidentally.

8. A fire caused by careless technicians checking for air leaks using candles cut off many control circuits for two nuclear power reactors. The fire burned uncontrolled for 7+ hours and both GE nuclear reactors were at full power when the fire began. Where
  A.   Browns Ferry Station, Alabama
  B.   Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, New York
  C.   Cooper Nuclear Facility, Nebraska
  D.   Indian Point Nuclear Station, New York

9. What nation had a submarine reactor accident, resulting in the entire crew received substantial doses of radiation, and all seven men in a repair crew dying of radiation exposure within a week, and fifteen more within the next two years?
  A.   USA
  B.   Brazil
  C.   USSR
  D.   China

10. Operators at the Tarapur Atomic Power Station find that the reactor had been leaking radioactive iodine at more than 700 times normal levels; where is this station?
  A.   France
  B.   USA
  C.   USSR / Russia
  D.   India


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