Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides


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What percentage of crops produced in the United States are able to resist pests each year?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of pesticide use?

2. What is bioaccumulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you to measure your understanding of pesticide use in agriculture. You will be quizzed on the issues related to using pesticides, bioaccumulation, and genetic resistance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Recalling the meaning of bioaccumulation
  • Identifying the problems related to using pesticides
  • Understanding the impact of genetic resistance on pesticide use
  • Recalling why pesticides are utilized

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to evaluate the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the advantages and drawbacks of using pesticides
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding genetic resistance and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as bioaccumulation and biological magnification

Additional Learning

To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of using pesticides, view the accompanying video lesson on the Benefits and Problems of Pesticide Use. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Understand why pesticides are used
  • Define pesticides
  • Identify and understand the benefits and disadvantages of using pesticides
  • Understand the meaning of bioaccumulation
  • Define biological magnification
  • Understand the meaning of genetic resistance and why it has become a major problem