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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The spraying of chemicals became more widespread because of new insecticides and a surplus of ___________.
(a) Airplanes
(b) Workers
(c) POWs
(d) Money

2. Because all foods contain chemicals, even in small doses, the human exposure is enormous in the __________.
(a) Pantry
(b) Restaurants
(c) Aggregate
(d) World

3. Most state laws regarding chemical contamination are grossly ___________.
(a) Overmeasured
(b) Out numbered
(c) Enforced
(d) Inadequate

4. The limits the government has established regarding chemical levels in foods are __________.
(a) Low
(b) Effective
(c) Unavailable
(d) Meaningless

5. What kind of control is actually more effective and less costly than mass spraying?
(a) Rural
(b) Local
(c) Natural
(d) Non-control

6. The narrow ___________ is the tiniest structure in the human body.
(a) Capillary
(b) Window
(c) Cut
(d) Artery

7. Some substances can interact with each other in unpredictable ways, increasing their _____________.
(a) Safety
(b) Strength
(c) Effectiveness
(d) Toxicity

8. One changed __________ can affect the entire body system.
(a) Organ
(b) Animal
(c) Molecule
(d) Plant

9. What did the fire any not destroy, even though the US government made claims that it did?
(a) Buildings
(b) Trees
(c) Money
(d) Crops

10. What can the chemical DDT cause in fish?
(a) Starvation
(b) Depression
(c) Color changes
(d) Blindness

11. What is not one of the now chemically resistant insects in the United States?
(a) Wood tick
(b) Spider
(c) German cockroach
(d) House mosquito

12. What are many chemicals sold in that could result in high chemical exposure if dropped by the consumer?
(a) Paper
(b) Metal
(c) Plastic
(d) Glass

13. _______________ has been largely controlled through improved living conditions and sanitation.
(a) Chemical exposure
(b) Population
(c) Infectious disease
(d) Cancer

14. It may be impossible to tell what is __________ and what is effect because there may be years between the two.
(a) Toxic
(b) Truth
(c) Harmful
(d) Cause

15. For many thousands of years, ___________ have returned from the Atlantic each year.
(a) Trout
(b) Salmon
(c) Eels
(d) Mackerel

Short Answer Questions

1. The smallest _______ reveals a whole universe of relationships within the body

2. Many attempts to control ___________ have results in massive fish kills.

3. What is the cellular structure that contains enzymes which accomplish the work of energy production?

4. ______ ponds are particularly susceptible to poisoning because of their proximity to chemically treated fields.

5. __________________ is the basis of all life function.

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