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Question 1: However, Du Pont's real target was ________, particularly silk stockings.
SpandexSilkLinenKente cloth

Question 2: Nylon mania came to an abrupt stop at the end of 1941 when the USA entered ________.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 3: Plastic is the general common term for a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic organic ________[1] materials used in the manufacture of industrial products.
Glass transitionGlassLiquidAmorphous solid

Question 4: from ________ starch film with trigger biodegradation properties for agricultural applications (TRIGGER).
BeanLentilPeaDietary fiber

Question 5: There are two types of plastics: ________ and thermosetting polymers.
Polyethylene terephthalateThermoplasticPolyethylenePolystyrene

Question 6: [17] The German chemical company ________ makes Ecoflex, a fully biodegradable polyester for food packaging applications.

Question 7: Some researchers have actually ________ bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present.
Genetic engineeringDNAGeneticsRNA

Question 8: The ________'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recognized the chemical used to make PVC, vinyl chloride, as a known human carcinogen.
Food and Agriculture OrganizationUniversal Postal UnionSwitzerlandWorld Health Organization

Question 9: A major cause is the sharply rising cost of ________, the raw material that is chemically altered to form commercial plastics.
Petroleum industryEnergy developmentPetroleumPeak oil

Question 10: These unrecycled wastes are typically disposed of in landfills, ________ or used to produce electricity at waste-to-energy plants.
IncinerationRadioactive wasteWaste managementRecycling

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