Three Mile Island Accident

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Three Mile Island Accident.

1. Where is Three Mile Island located?
a. Florida
b. California
c. Texas
d. Pennsylvania
e. Michigan

2. What is it that makes nuclear power potentially dangerous?
a. Radiation
b. Smoke pollution
c. Fossil fuels
d. Chemicals that are dumped in the river
e. Nothing, it is completely safe

3. What is the nuclear reaction called that generates heat for a power plant?
a. Organic
b. Chemical
c. Fission
d. Collision
e. Solar

4. True or False: Authorities believe that the accident at Three Mile Island had little effect on the environment.

5. Who was president at the time of the accident?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. Gerald Ford
c. George Bush
d. Bill Clinton
e. Jimmy Carter

6. Around how much of the electrical energy used in the United States is generated by nuclear power plants?
a. 1%
b. 2%
c. 10%
d. 20%
e. 50%

7. What is it called when a nuclear reactor core is damaged from overheating?
a. Crash
b. Meltdown
c. Nuclear fallout
d. Chain reaction
e. Fission

8. What happened to cause the reactor to fail?
a. It was bombed
b. Someone forgot to turn it off at night
c. A valve was stuck open
d. There was a nuclear explosion
e. A temperature sensor was broken

9. True or False: Three Mile Island is considered the worst nuclear disaster in world history.

10. What happened as a result of the Three Mile Island accident?
a. Nuclear power was outlawed
b. New regulations were put in place to make nuclear power safer
c. The construction of nuclear plants increased
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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