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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Insecticides used against insects that feed on __________ have killed many fish in the South.
(a) Tobacco
(b) Cotton
(c) Grain
(d) Corn

2. What do some insects carry that makes their termination so important in today's times?
(a) Mutations
(b) Deadly diseases
(c) Cancer
(d) Venom

3. What is the form of energy which is produced at every stage of the mitochondrial process?
(a) ADP
(b) ARP
(c) DNA
(d) ATP

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

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

6. The American Cancer Society estimates that ______ out of 3 families will be stricken by cancer.
(a) 2
(b) 0
(c) 3
(d) 1

7. Those who enjoy _________ also lose when the fish population goes down.
(a) Touring the waterways
(b) Sport fishing
(c) Surfing
(d) Scuba diving

8. Insects are controlled by limitations on the amount of _________ available to them, a fact often overlooked by humans.
(a) Disease
(b) Air
(c) Mates
(d) Food

9. ______ ponds are particularly susceptible to poisoning because of their proximity to chemically treated fields.
(a) Industrial
(b) Rural
(c) Organic
(d) Farm

10. What kinds of insects are becoming resistant to the chemical sprayings?
(a) None
(b) All
(c) Weaker
(d) Stronger

11. Scientists believe that human __________ is unrealistic.
(a) Resistance
(b) Control
(c) Change
(d) Chemical warfare

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

13. ________________ are affected because poisoned fish are not a source of food to sell.
(a) Commercial fisheries
(b) Grocery stores
(c) Restaurants
(d) Sushi bars

14. What organ works to filter out the chemicals that enter the human body?
(a) Lungs
(b) Stomach
(c) Gallbladder
(d) Liver

15. Chemical residues in _______ are another source of gradual buildup of chemicals in the body.
(a) Water
(b) Paper
(c) Cosmetics
(d) Food

Short Answer Questions

1. What posed no threat, only a minor annoyance, yet was still the target of a massive spraying campaign?

2. More American children now die from __________ than from any other disease.

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

4. The narrow ___________ is the tiniest structure in the human body.

5. The ___________ is strictly a forest insect, which is why people were outraged when residential areas were sprayed to control it.

(see the answer keys)

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