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Bee sting: Quiz


Question 1: It is also important to recognize that the venom or toxin of stinging ________ is quite different.

Question 2: The bee's sting is speculated to have evolved for inter-bee combat between members of different hives, and the barbs serve to improve penetration of the chitinous plates of another insect's ________.
Small shelly faunaArthropodSpongeExoskeleton

Question 3: The most aggressive stinging insects are vespid wasps (including bald-faced hornets and other yellowjackets) but not ________ in general (e.g., the European hornet is gentle).
European honey beeHornetYellow jacketBee sting

Question 4: Honey bee stings release ________ that prompt other nearby bees to attack.

Question 5: The sting's injection of apitoxin into the victim is accompanied by the release of alarm ________, a process which is accelerated if the bee is fatally injured.

Question 6: The main component of bee venom responsible for pain in vertebrates is the toxin melittin; ________ and other biogenic amines may also contribute to pain and itching.

Question 7: The ________ has a smooth sting and can, if need be, sting skin-bearing creatures multiple times, but the queen does not leave the hive under normal conditions.
European honey beeHoneyQueen beeHoney bee

Question 8: Doctors often recommend a ________ immunization.
Clostridium tetaniTetanusTuberculosisDiphtheria

Question 9: [1] In one of the medical uses of honey bee products, apitherapy, bee venom has been used to treat ________ and other painful conditions.

Question 10: In the vernacular it can mean a sting of a ________, wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket.
BeeHoney beeCattleEsox


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