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Poisons and Poisoning

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Poisons and Poisoning game quiz
"An inside look into the chemical villains that scar our harmonious nature. Good luck...and beware."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What produces the Botulinum toxin?
    Dinoponera grandis
    Conus marmoreus
    Clostridium botulinum
    Dasyatis sabina


2. This dangerous arachnid, dwelling in tropical and temperate regions, produces a neurotoxin which is fatal in some cases. Hint: this animal is identified by a red hour-glass shaped mark on its body.
    Scorpion
    Tarantula
    Black widow
    Brown spider


3. What does DDT stand for?
    Dangerous Discovered Toxin
    DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane
    DiphenylDimethylTriphenylethane
    DiethylDichloroTriphenylmethane


4. In the 8th century, the Byzantines staved off an Arab invasion using a powerful substance of an obscure nature. What was it called?
    2,4,5-T
    The wrath of God
    Strychnine
    Greek fire


5. During the Vietnam War, a chemical mixture was used as a defoliant, and was prepared by mixing 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. What was this mixture called?
    DDT
    PCB
    Warfarin
    Agent Orange


6. What are substances capable of producing mutations called?
    DNA-deadly
    Genotoxic
    Darwinistic
    Ototoxic


7. Hydrocarbons usually cause depression of the central nervous system. Which of the following is not an example of a hydrocarbon?
    Heptane
    Gasoline
    Thallium
    Toluene


8. There is a common air pollutant which does its damage by binding to the molecule of hemoglobin in the blood stream, causing asphyxiation. What pollutant is this?
    Carbon monoxide
    Sulfur dioxide
    Carbon dioxide
    Nitrogen oxide


9. Which of the following organisms produces moneran toxins?
    Viruses
    Bacteria
    Fungi
    Red algae


10. Bacterial exotoxins are poisonous proteins produced by bacteria. Generally speaking, exotoxins are produced by Gram-positive organisms. However, at least two Gram-negative bacteria are known to produce exotoxins also, one of which causes a fairly common disease in less developed parts of the globe, characterized by intense diarrhea, and many times leading to death through dehydration. This bacterium is the:
    Vibrio cholerae
    Clitocybe illudens
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Gyromitra esculenta


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Compiled Jun 28 12