flesl.net paired story — multiple choice: 1-6a (Karen Wetterhahn)

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Multiple Choice Quiz for ‘Karen Wetterhahn’

instructions: put a circle around the best answer.

1. As a result of Karen’s accident anyone using dimethyl mercury must now wear

(a) a pair of gloves with a built-in computer chip that is connected to an alarm

(b) a special protective suit as well as protective gloves

(c) a pair of highly resistant gloves with many layers

(d) two pairs of highly resistant gloves

2. The first symptoms of Karen’s poisoning were

(a) the inability to walk or speak properly

(b) the inability to see or hear

(c) the inability to think clearly

(d) the inability to sleep well

3. Karen’s accident occurred

(a) when she was doing an experiment in her laboratory

(b) when she was trying to repair a leak in some apparatus

(c) when she was doing a demonstration in front of her students

(d) when she was helping a colleague

4. Before Karen’s accident

(a) only a few people knew that dimethyl mercury could instantly penetrate rubber

(b) most people knew that dimethyl mercury could instantly penetrate rubber

(c) no one knew that dimethyl mercury could instantly penetrate rubber

(d) only the suppliers knew that dimethyl mercury could instantly penetrate rubber