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Malathion: Quiz

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Question 1: Malathion is an ________ of relatively low human toxicity.
InsecticidePesticideOrganophosphateAcephate

Question 2:
What is Malathion also known as?
2-Amino-3-propanoic acid
Mercaptothion
2-Ketovaleric acid
Aluminium hydride

Question 3:
What is the chemical name of Malathion (IUPAC)
Pyrazole
3-Hydroxy-4-oxo-4H-pyran-2,6-dicarboxylic acid
2- butanedioic acid diethyl ester
aluminium trihydride

Question 4: ________, Province of Canada, ordered the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba to be sprayed in July 2005 as part of the West Nile virus campaign.
AlbertaOntarioManitobaQuebec

Question 5: In 1976, numerous malaria workers in ________ were poisoned by isomalathion, a contaminant that may be present in some preparations of malathion.
PakistanCyprusMaldivesPhilippines

Question 6: Malathion is an ________ parasympathomimetic which binds irreversibly to cholinesterase.
OrganophosphateParathionDioxathionChlorfenvinphos

Question 7: Malathion in low doses (0.5% preparations) is used as a treatment for ________, body lice, and scabies.
PhthiriasisHead-louse infestationMyiasisPediculosis

Question 8: Malathion was used in the 1980s in ________ to combat the Mediterranean Fruit Fly.
CaliforniaLos AngelesSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, California

Question 9: Malathion was sprayed in many cities to combat ________.
Yellow feverRabiesDengue feverWest Nile virus

Question 10: In the Fall of 1999 and the Spring of 2000, ________ and the five boroughs of New York City were sprayed with several pesticides, one of which was malathion.
Long IslandSuffolk County, New YorkQueensBrooklyn







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