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1

(True or False) One of the earliest uses of chemicals as pesticides was the burning of sulfur.

TRUE

2

When the pest reaches the _________, pest management procedures need to be applied to prevent the pest from reaching the economically damaging populations.

ECONOMIC THRESHOLD

3

Which of the following is NOT considered a mechanical control method?
a. fencing a crop to prevent deer entry
b. netting blue berry bushes to keep birds from eating fruit
c. releasing a parasitic wasp to control carrot rust fly

C

4

Which of the following is a cultural control method?
a. pesticide application
b. planting time
c. releasing predators

B

5

(True or False)The first step in a pest management program should be to identify the pest.

TRUE

6

The use of temperature or humidity manipulation is a __________ control method for insects.
a. cultural
b. biological
c. physical

C

7

(True or False) The goal of a pest management program is to eradicate the pest.

FALSE

8

Pest control that involves the use of numerous tactics is called____________.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

9

Which of the following pesticides can be absorbed by the plant and translocated within the plant.
a. contact
b. systemic
c. adsorptive

B

10

DDT was banned because of its:
a. stability and persistence
b. short residual action
c. acute mammalian toxicity

A

11

Legal control utilizes ___________.
a. tortes
b. quarantines
c. petitions

B

12

(True or False) Pisticides are pesticides that control spiders.

FALSE

13

(True or False) Herbicides and insecticides are both pesticides.

TRUE

14

Which of the following is a cultural control method?
A. Fertilization
B. Planting time
C. Pruning
D. All of the above

D

15

(True or False)
All pesticides kill only target pests.

FALSE

16

Which of the following would not be considered a natural pest control method?
A. Wind
B. Rain
C. Cultivation
D. Sunshine

C

17

Which of the following is not classified and regulated as a pesticide in Washington?
A. Bactericide
B. Fertilizer
C. Desiccant
D. Adjuvant

B

18

Which of the following was not an early (pre-1900) pesticide?
A. Bordeaux mixture
B. Nicotine
C. DDT
D. Surfer

C

19

Synthetic organic pesticides were introduced:
A. Pre-1900
B. Early 1900
C. Pre-World War II
D. Post-World War II

C

20

Pulling weeds and trapping gophers are an example of what kind of control?
A. Natural control
B. Mechanical control
C. Physical control
D. Cultural control

B

21

(True or False)
One responsibility of the US EPA is to protect humans and environmental health.

TRUE

22

(True or False) Pheromones enable insects to prevent their bodies from freezing during winter.

FALSE (Pheromones are chemicals that insects and other organisms use to communicate. Some insects that live in colder climates can produce glycerol to to help prevent their body from freezing.)

23

Insects do not heavily populate the oceans because:
a. The water is too high in salt concentration.
b. The abundance of predators prevents their establishment.
c. Crustaceans already occupy most of the available niches.

C