Chernobyl by morbeedo

Champion(s):

FlaxmanR


Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

Questions about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the HBO limited series

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Questions:

In what year did the Chernobyl disaster occur?

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1986

Name the now-abandoned town in Soviet Ukraine where the disaster occurred.

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Pripyat

Design flaws and human error during a routine systems test led to a steam explosion and open-air fire fueled by what material, which is used as a neutron moderator in nuclear reactors for its purity and ability to withstand high temperatures?

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graphite

What is the conventional unit used to measure exposure to radiation? In the early moments of the accident, radiation levels were reported at just 3.6 (these units) per second - the highest level detectable by the instruments on hand.

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roentgen

What instrument is used to measure exposure to ionizing radiation? In the first episode, plant workers can't find the key to the safe holding a more sensitive one of these instruments.

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dosimeter

Nurse to doctor, assuming the worst while watching fire rage at the Chernobyl plant: "Does the hospital stock [?] pills?" Doctor, dismissively: "Why should the hospital stock [?] pills?"

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iodine

Episode 1 opens at the end of the story, showing Valery Legasov, the scientist who led the investigation into the disaster, commit suicide (after leaving out extra food for his cat). The actor who plays Legasov was nominated for an Emmy for the role of Lane Price in Mad Men, who ended his life the same way. Name him.

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Jared Harris

Chernobyl is a stunning career departure for series creator and writer, Craig Mazin, who wrote the last 2 installments of what blockbuster comedy franchise that opened in 2009?

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The Hangover

Chernobyl is one of only two nuclear energy accidents classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale. What is the other, an event that occurred following a tsunami in 2011?

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Fukushima

One of the four most harmful radioactive isotopes spread from Chernobyl was (this element)-90. Of greatest concern in the immediate vicinity of the disaster site, this isotope accumulates in bones and poses a risk to bone-marrow and lymphocytes.

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strontium

Fallout from the disaster seriously contaminated ~100,000 kmĀ² of land, with the worst hit regions being in Ukraine and which 2 bordering countries?

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Belarus, Russia

To limit radioactive contamination of the environment, a massive steel and concrete structure covers the remains of the No. 4 reactor building. The enclosure is known as the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Shelter Object - or what other term derived from the Greek for flesh eating?

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sarcophagus