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Pesticide resistance: Quiz


Question 1: The most resistant organisms are the ones to survive and pass on their ________ traits to their offspring.

Question 2: In the southern United States, the weed Amaranthus palmeri, which interferes with production of cotton, has developed widespread resistance to the herbicide ________.

Question 3: [10] Later they discovered a similar enzyme produced by soil bacteria that also breaks down ________ insecticides but which works faster and remains stable in a variety of conditions.
HalocarbonOrganotinOrganochlorideOrganolithium reagent

Question 4: In the US, studies have shown that fruit flies that infest orange groves were becoming resistant to ________, a pesticide used to kill them.

Question 5: ________ predicted the phenomenon in her 1962 book Silent Spring.
Rachel CarsonMarylandDDTUnited States Environmental Protection Agency

Question 6: ________ maggots produce an enzyme that confers resistance to organochloride insecticides.
CalliphorinaeCalliphoridaeChrysomya megacephalaChrysomya bezziana

Question 7: In Hawaii and Japan, the diamondback moth developed a resistance to ________ about three years after it began to be used heavily.
BeeFirmicutesBacteriaBacillus thuringiensis

Question 8: [5] Other factors in the speed with which a species develops resistance are ________ and fecundity (shorter generations and more offspring lead to resistance more quickly).
Doubling timeNatural logarithmCompound interestExponential growth

Question 9: Pesticide resistance is the ________ of pest species targeted by a pesticide resulting in decreased susceptibility to that chemical.
AdaptationNatural selectionModern evolutionary synthesisEvolution


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