Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week


The ApocaDocs, Jim and Michael, present the Pre-Apocalypse News & Info Quiz (PANIQuiz) for the week beginning Monday, Aug 9, 2010, to test your knowledge of contemporary environmental happenings.

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This Week's PANIQuestions (Answers below):

1. Why is the baby formula Synitra a concern in China?

a. It is causing infants to die.

b. There is not enough stock to keep up with population growth.

c. It is causing infants to "embrace capitalism."

d. It is causing "unusually early sexual development in infants."

e. It is causing infants to belt out "My Way" and "Come Fly With Me."

2. What terms are being associated with this year's New Jersey-sized

"dead zone" at the base of the Mississippi?

a. embarrassing, shameful, sinful

b. appalling, astonishing, unbelievable

c. unheard-of, unexpected, unanticipated

d. abhorrent, disgusting, unacceptable

e. tradititional, average, target

3. What is complicating the oil leak clean up off the coast of Mumbai?

a. Huge storms.

b. Drums full of pesticide are floating about the slick.

c. No one will take responsibility.

d. Apathy.

e. People in India like toxic waters.

4. When, according to a panel of scientists who spoke before Congress,

will Greenland's ice sheet reach the tipping point?

a. Fifty years

b. Ten years

c. End of this century

d. Twenty five years

e. Twenty years

5. For the first time, what is the EPA placing limits on?

a. Mercury emissions from cement plants.

b. The placing of limits.

c. Mercury emissions from coal-fired plants.

d. Obama's desires.

e. Methane emissions from livestock.

6. What is a small Massachusetts company poised to offer the world to

help relieve pressing food supply problems?

a. Olestra inhalers.

b. Stir fry grasshoppers.

c. Cloned cattle.

d. Outpatient bariatric surgery.

e. Genetically-modified salmon.

7. What is NDM-1?

a. The EPA's designation of CO2 as "Not Directly Meaningful."

b. A geological process that results in "hot pimples" instead of


c. A chemical in Corexit oil dispersant that was not in the Colonel's


d. A new antibiotic-resistant bacterial gene that can be passed to

other bacteria.

e. Physicists' term for the "New Dark Matter" discovered in biochar.



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