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Permethrin: Quiz


Question 1:
What is the chemical name of Permethrin (IUPAC)
uraniumdioxide di-ammonium carbonate

Question 2: Permethrin has four stereoisomers (two enantiomeric pairs), arising from the two stereocentres in the ________ ring.
Nitrous oxideChloroformEthyleneCyclopropane

Question 3: Permethrin is also used in healthcare, to eradicate parasites such as head lice and mites responsible for scabies, and in industrial and domestic settings to control pests such as ________ and termites.

Question 4: Permethrin is used in tropical areas to prevent mosquito-borne disease such as ________ and malaria.
EbolaJapanese encephalitisDengue feverYellow fever

Question 5: In agriculture, permethrin is mainly used on cotton, wheat, maize, and ________ crops, and is also used to kill parasites on chickens and other poultry.

Question 6: Permethrin is a common synthetic chemical, widely used as an insecticide, acaricide, and ________.
BasilDEETInsect repellentEssential oil

Question 7: It is not known to rapidly harm most mammals or ________, but is highly toxic to cats.
BirdEnantiornithesModern birdsArchaeopteryx

Question 8: Recently, in South Africa, residues of permethrin were found in breast milk, together with DDT, in an area that experienced ________ treatment for malaria control, as well as the use of pyrethroids in small-scale agriculture.

Question 9: It belongs to the family of synthetic chemicals called pyrethroids and functions as a neurotoxin, affecting ________ membranes by prolonging sodium channel activation.
NeuronPhotoreceptor cellNervous systemGlial cell

Question 10: ________ used to cover beds may be treated with a solution of permethrin.
MalariaInsect repellentMosquito netDengue fever

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