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REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • 1.

    The legal classification of a material as a pesticide sometimes depends on

    • A.

      Where the material is applied to control the pest

    • B.

      Its intended use

    • C.

      The type of pest being controlled

    • D.

      The life stage of the pest

2.

To use a material to control a pest, it must

. Be commonly known as a pesticide Be shown to be effective in controlling the pest Bear an approved, registered pesticide label on its packaging A B. C.

D. Be accompanied by proper sales literature

  • 3.

    The potency of a pesticide is referred to as

    • A.

      Efficacy

    • B.

      Persistence

    • C.

      Volatility

    • D.

      Toxicity

  • 4.

    The toxicity of a pesticide is usually increased by increasing the

    • A.

      Dose

    • B.

      Dilution

    • C.

      Frequency of application

    • D.

      Mode of action

  • 5.

    An acute effect of a pesticide is one that is observed

    • A.

      Several weeks after exposure

    • B.

      Shortly after exposure

    • C.

      Months or years after exposure

    • D.

      Only if the pesticide is improperly applied

6.

A pesticide’s LD50 is

. One half the largest dose allowed by the pesticide label One half the lowest dose allowed by the pesticide label The dose that kills half of the test animal population A B. C.

D. The exposure time it takes to kill half the test animal population

WHAT ARE PESTICIDES?

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