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Question 1: What is the relationship between plasma current and output fusion power after analyzing the four shot numbers?

a) As plasma current increases, output fusion power decreases.
b) As plasma current increases, output fusion power stays the same.
c) As plasma current increases, output fusion power increases.
d) There is no relationship between these two variables.

Question 2: As the plasma current is increased in each shot what happens to the stored energy (at 4 seconds)?

a) The stored energy doesn't change.
b) The stored energy increases.
c) The stored energy decreases.

Question 3: The plasma, which had the largest stored energy AT 4 SECONDS had approximately ______ times more stored energy than the plasma with the smallest amount of stored energy.

a) 1.5
b) 2.6
c) 3.7
d) 4.1

Question 4: As the plasma current is increased in each shot what happens to the energy confinement time (at 4 seconds)?

a) The energy confinement time doesn't change.
b) The energy confinement time increases.
c) The energy confinement time decreases.

Question 5: Which performance variables improve as the plasma current is increased?

a) Fusion output power.
b) Stored energy.
c) Energy confinement time.
d) None of them.
e) All of them.

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For those of you who seek a greater challenge, it's on to Exercise 2!