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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ______________ do not kill people or birds, although the US government said they did.
(a) Eagles
(b) Gypsy moths
(c) Fire ants
(d) Ladybugs

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

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

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

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

6. During what war time was the spraying of chemicals made more intense and more widespread?
(a) WWII
(b) WWI
(c) Civil War
(d) Vietnam

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

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

9. More American children now die from __________ than from any other disease.
(a) Influenza
(b) Pneumonia
(c) Sepsis
(d) Cancer

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

11. ______________ is the basic process of life creation for everything from amoebae to humans.
(a) Cell ligation
(b) Cell division
(c) Cell mutation
(d) Cell respiration

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

13. ________ are genetically adapting to the chemicals we use to control them.
(a) Insects
(b) Plants
(c) Mosquitoes
(d) DNA

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Chemicals that act upon our genes can cause sudden __________, producing new and undesirable changes in subsequent generations.

3. What kind of creature plays a vital role as a source for food, as well as being an aerator, a scavenger, and a source of bait?

4. _____________ is not the only source of chemical contamination in the world.

5. What are printed in tiny type and largely ignored by consumers?

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