Reading Quiz Pg 297-303

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be used to kill rats and mice?
    • A. 

      Herbicides

    • B. 

      Rodenticides

    • C. 

      Fungicides

    • D. 

      Insecticides

  • 2. 
    First-generation pesticides included
    • A. 

      Extracts from insect poisons

    • B. 

      Rotenone

    • C. 

      Inorganic chemicals containing toxic metals

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 3. 
    Pyrethrum is a pesticide derived from
    • A. 

      Red peppers

    • B. 

      Tomatoes

    • C. 

      Marigolds

    • D. 

      Chrysanthemums

  • 4. 
    The average homeowner in the United States applies about ______ pesticide per unit of land compared to that used by farmers.
    • A. 

      Half as much

    • B. 

      The same amount of

    • C. 

      Four times more

    • D. 

      Ten times more

  • 5. 
    According to proponents of pesticides, which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The health risks of pesticides are insignificant compared with their health and other benefits.

    • B. 

      Safer and more effective pesticides are constantly being developed.

    • C. 

      Insecticides lower food costs.

    • D. 

      All of these answers.

  • 6. 
    Broad-spectrum pesticides may increase the number of a pest species through
    • A. 

      The development of genetic resistance.

    • B. 

      Killing of predators of the pest species.

    • C. 

      Killing of parasites that may have kept the population of the pest low.

    • D. 

      All of these answers.

  • 7. 
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), no more than _______% of the insecticides applied to crops by aerial spraying reach the target pests.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 8. 
    According to the USDA, about ______% of herbicides applied to crops reach the target weeds.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 9. 
    A hormone is
    • A. 

      A new form of chemical insecticide waiting approval by FIFRA.

    • B. 

      A strong herbicide.

    • C. 

      A species-specific chemical sex attractant.

    • D. 

      A chemical that travels in the bloodstream and controls an organism's growth and development.

  • 10. 
    Zapping pests with hot water has been effective on all of the following crops except (hint:think about where each plant grows)
    • A. 

      Cotton.

    • B. 

      Rice fields.

    • C. 

      Citrus groves.

    • D. 

      Potato fields.

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