Question of the Day (30-Aug-19)
Fill in the blanks in the paragraph with the most appropriate set of words from the options for each blank.
Most nuclear fuels undergo spontaneous fission only very slowly, decaying mainly via an alpha/beta decay chain over periods of millennia to eons. In a nuclear reactor or nuclear weapon, most fission events are _______ by bombardment with another particle such as a neutron. Nuclear fission differs from other forms of radioactive decay in that it can be harnessed and controlled via a chain reaction: free neutrons released by each fission event can _______ yet more events, which in turn release more neutrons and cause more fission. Concerns over nuclear waste _______ and over the destructive potential of nuclear weapons may _______ the desirable qualities of fission as an energy source, and give rise to ongoing political debate over nuclear power.
| ||1)||supplemented, embark, fascination, equate|
| ||2)||induced, trigger, accumulation, counterbalance|
| ||3)||supplemented, elicit, fascination, offset|
| ||4)||induced, trigger, collection, equate|
| ||5)||dissuaded, elicit, collection, offset |