1. What is Cassiterite?
2. Global warming is causing how many deaths of children/day due to malaria?
3. What percentage of the Nation’s Total energy supply is from solar energy?
4. What are the top 3 suppliers of oil to the United States?
5. What was the life expectancy 100 years ago?
6. Date and name of the first mass produced car?
7. What chemical in red wine has benefits on the cardiovascular system?
8. What chemical leaches out of polycarbonate bottles? It’s hypothesized that it may be
the cause of __________ in girls.
9. What is the single most cost effective health intervention in the world? 10. What is
morpholine used for? What is its health concern?
11. Paracelsus stated that: _____________.
12. How many deaths have their been worldwide from bovine spongiform
13. The people living in Seveso, Italy were exposed to what chemical in large quanities?
1. Where would antimony trioxide most likely be found?
A. as a preservative in cosmetics
B. as a byproduct of combustion processes
C. in a mercury thermometer
D. as a contaminant in bottled water
E. as a contaminant in tap water
A. can react with nitrates to form nitroso-morpholine which is a carcinogen
B. is the main ingredient in the artificial wax sprayed on apples
C. is a known carcinogen
D. is a preservative sprayed on apples
E. is extracted from the leaves of the carnauba tree
3. A source of PFOA in the environment....?
C. Glass containers
D. stachbotrys chartanrum
E. None on this list 4. Bisphenol A
A. Was first synthesized in the 1990’s to be used in the production of liner in food cans
B. Can readily leach out of polyviniyl chloride bottles
C. Can be found in human urine at a dose greater than the NOAEL
D. In the urine has been linked with risk of heart disease and diabetes
E. Has been banned from use in the manufacture of all plastics in Canada
5. Each Canadian uses roughly liters (L) of water per day:
6. Which of these statements relating to water use is true?
A) Canada has just barely enough water available to meet the country’s need.
B) The water level in the Great Lakes has been rising dramatically over the years, leading
to some flooding.
C) The United States uses around the same amount of water for agriculture and industry.
D) Ethiopia expends the majority if its water for industrial purposes.
E) France uses most of its water for residential needs.
7. Disposable diapers make use of this compound to absorb large amounts of fluid
(therefore it is known as ‘super slurper’):
B) sodium polyacrylate
E) polyvinyl chloride
8. Which of the following is true?
A) Cooking/drinking accounts for the highest percentage of Montreal’s residential water
B) Cotton is a very environmentally friendly crop, since it doesn’t require much water.
C) Growing plants and raising livestock requires around the same amount of water.
D) The disappearance of the Aral Sea can be blamed on the production of polyester.
E) In order to extract one barrel of oil, 3 barrels of water are required. 9. Which of the following is/are false?
A) Thomas Crapper was the inventor of the flush toilet.
B) France is much more economical with water than Canada.
C) Watermelons have a higher water content than radishes.
D) Minnesota’s ground water has issues with natural gas contamination.
E) Although most of the Earth’s water is not readily available, 10% is found as surface
1) A, C, E 2) E 3)A, B 4) C 5) C, D, E
10. A contestant in a water drinking contest has just died after she drank 8L in less than 1
minute. What can we learn from this?
A) Parts per trillion of antimony in the water was the main culprit in her death.
B) Water drinking contests are a fun and harmless activity.
C) Water intoxication which lead to swelling in her brain likely played only a minor role
in her death.
D) The fact that she drank all 8L in le