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Test Your Knowledge: Questions

Instructions: Select the best answer from the choices for each question.

1.   On the label of a product, what does a skull and cross bones mean? (Justin, Age 14, Kentucky)

A. The product has been pirated and is an imitation of the real product.
B. The product is poisonous.
C. Not sure or don't know.

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2.   A 20-month-old Detroit girl is being treated for poisoning after ingesting a hair oil that does not contain a warning to parents about its danger. The girl, who is in good condition and under observation at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, took a sip of Luster's Pink Hair Oil, doctors said. (Excerpted from the Detroit Free Press, May 10, 2002).

What can you do in your home to prevent an accident like this from happening?

A. Tell your sisters and brothers not to get into stuff that doesn't belong to them.
B. Keep household products, even personal care products like shampoos or perfumes, and medicines out of reach of children.
C. Don't buy that kind of hair oil any more.
D. Not sure or don't know.

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3.   You can get more information about pesticides from:

A. National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).
B. National Pesticide Information Office (NPIO).
C. Master-of-Pests, USA.
D. not sure or don't know.

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4.   Your big sister has to finish cleaning the bathroom before she can go out with her friends. She is using a toilet bowl cleaner your mom gave her. She thinks the job will go much faster if she adds some bleach too. What should you tell her?

A. Go ahead, using two chemical products will clean the toilet twice as fast.
B. Go ahead, but hold your breath because using both products will cause a really strong smell.
C. Never mix a chlorine bleach with any other household or cleaning products. I'm getting Mom.
D. Not sure or don't know.

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5.   If you need a toxic product for school, should you ask your mom first? (Kate, Age 5, New York)

True or False

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6.   Can insects be beneficial or useful?

A. Yes, some insects can be beneficial.
B. No, insects cause damage to plants, spread disease and can bite humans.
C. Not sure or don't know.

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7.   Your Dad has just finished changing the oil in his car. What should he do with the used oil?

A. Pour it back into an empty motor oil container and put it in the trash.
B. Pour it back into an empty motor oil container and recycle it.
C Pour it on the ground.
D. Empty it into an outside drain.
E. Not sure or don't know.

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8.   A mobile home "exploded" yesterday after insecticide from three aerosol bug bombs came in contact with the pilot light of a gas stove. Ethel Marie Gue, of the Bryans Road Mobile Home Park, put the six-ounce aerosol bug bombs in a kitchen cabinet shortly after 10 a.m. She was sitting in the living room when the cans exploded minutes later. The trailer's walls were bowed and most of the windows were blown out, but there was no fire. (Excerpted from the Washington Post, February 21, 2000)

What mistakes did Ethel Marie make?

A. She used an aerosol can near the pilot light of her gas stove. (A pilot light is a small flame that ignites the gas from the stove burners.)
B. She stayed in the trailer while the insecticide was being released from the bug bombs.
C. She used them in a mobile home.
D. A and b.
E. Not sure, don't know.

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9.   A mobile home "exploded" yesterday after insecticide from three aerosol bug bombs came in contact with the pilot light of a gas stove. Ethel Marie Gue, of the Bryans Road Mobile Home Park, put the six-ounce aerosol bug bombs in a kitchen cabinet shortly after 10 a.m. She was sitting in the living room when the cans exploded minutes later. The trailer's walls were bowed and most of the windows were blown out, but there was no fire. (Excerpted from the Washington Post, February 21, 2000)

What mistakes did Ethel Marie make?

A. She should not have used bug bombs at all.
B. She should not have set them off near an open flame.
C. She should have read the label on the cans of bug bomb.
D. She should have only used one and not three cans.
E. Not sure, don't know.

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10.   Name a type of pesticide used in swimming pools.

A. Algicide
B. Herbicide
C. Scumicide
D. Not sure, don't know.

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