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Question 1: [44] DDT has on rare occasions been administered orally as a treatment for ________ poisoning.
BarbituratePropofolGABAA receptorBarbexaclone

Question 2: The ________ (USAID) has been the focus of much criticism.
EgyptUnited States Agency for International DevelopmentSudanJordan

Question 3: A review article in ________ concludes that, "research has shown that exposure to DDT at amounts that would be needed in malaria control might cause preterm birth and early weaning ...
BMJCanadian Medical Association JournalMedical journalThe Lancet

Question 4: In 1962, Silent Spring by American biologist ________ was published.
MarylandDDTUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyRachel Carson

Question 5: India, ________, and North Korea are the only countries still producing and exporting it, and production is reportedly on the rise.
ChinaTime in ChinaProvince (China)Religion in China

Question 6: DDT is classified as "moderately toxic" by the United States ________ (NTP)[43] and "moderately hazardous" by WHO, based on the rat oral LD50 of 113 mg/kg.
United States Department of DefenseUnited States Department of Health and Human ServicesUnited States CabinetUnited States Department of Homeland Security

Question 7: Reference is often made to ________'s Silent Spring even though she never pushed for a ban on DDT.
PesticideRachel CarsonMarylandUnited States Environmental Protection Agency

Question 8:
What is the chemical name of DDT (IUPAC)
1,3-bis-, -propan- 2-one
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-diethane
bis {-2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo 3.1.1 heptan-3-yl} borane
Ethyl 2-hydroxybenzoate

Question 9: The ________ (WHO) estimates that in 2008 there were 243 million cases, resulting in 863,000 deaths.
Food and Agriculture OrganizationWorld Health OrganizationUniversal Postal UnionSwitzerland

Question 10: "If Malaria's the Problem, DDT's Not the Only Answer", a ________ column by entomologist May Berenbaum
Slate (magazine)The Washington PostNewsweekDonald E. Graham
















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