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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) POWs
(c) Money
(d) Workers

2. Most people's chemical exposure comes ___________ rather than in mass sprayings.
(a) From cars
(b) In large doses
(c) Day by day
(d) From food

3. Where do the fish go from #97 do in order to spawn and to perpetuate their kind?
(a) Into the ocean
(b) Into dens
(c) Up the rivers
(d) Ponds

4. What is also destroyed when the target insects are sprayed by chemicals, damaging and changing the ecosystem?
(a) Water sources
(b) Humans
(c) Their natural enemies
(d) Trees

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

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

7. What posed no threat, only a minor annoyance, yet was still the target of a massive spraying campaign?
(a) Mosquito
(b) Gypsy moth
(c) Ladybug
(d) Fire ant

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

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

10. The ____________ systems of all creatures are adversely affected by DDT and other chemicals, so that this drastic disruption of the unversal currency of life affects the capacity of all living things.
(a) Nervous
(b) Reproductive
(c) Muscular
(d) Circulatory

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

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

13. Without functioning ____________, even our organs are useless.
(a) Blood streams
(b) Cells
(c) Brain activity
(d) Lungs

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

15. What does the narrow window reveal when seen from far away?
(a) Death
(b) Nothing
(c) Sliver of light
(d) Blue skies

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the fire any not destroy, even though the US government made claims that it did?

2. Those who enjoy _________ also lose when the fish population goes down.

3. ________________ are affected because poisoned fish are not a source of food to sell.

4. Foods derived from and containing __________ contain the largest amounts of chemicals.

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

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