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paired stories, first series
6: bad accidents
a: Karen Wetterhahn
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
"Karen Wetterhahn" (the story)

INSTRUCTIONS: Put the correct number in the empty box beside each word.

chemical
coma
create
dose
environment
exposure
handle
harm
ignorance
industrial
layer
lethal
liquid
penetrate
protection
recognize
resistant
soluble
supply
vision

1 able to cause death
2 amount of something you take into your body
3 not solid, not gas
4 not affected, not allowing other things to enter
5 know what something is because you have seen it before
6 the ability to see
7 being unconscious ('asleep' in other words) for a very long time
8 hurt, damage
9 nature; the non-human world
10 connected with making things in factories — or with doing business
11 breaking down into small pieces when put in water (sugar, for example)
12 enter something (often by force or by breaking through a covering)
13 scientific word for a particular 'substance' (mercury or lead for example)
14 something that stops things from attacking or hurting you
15 time during which you are affected by something (that is touching you)
16 amount of something that remains
17 not knowing
18 bring something new "into existence"; make
19 work on something with your hands
20 flat section of something with other flat sections above or below