Chemistry Quiz: February

1. On the Seedy Side: What seed was featured recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for its many health benefits, including high levels of vitamins A, C, and E; beta carotene; and protein, minerals, and fiber.
Flax
Chia
Sesame
Hemp

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an olefin?
Benzene
Butadiene
Ethylene
Propylene

3. Recent testing has exposed natural gas leaks (notably: methane) in what major U.S. city, leading to calls for replacement of old cast-iron pipes that comprise about 35% of that city’s main pipe infrastructure?
New York
Washington, DC
San Francisco
Chicago

4. Hot Stuff: Capsaicin—the compound that puts the heat in chili peppers—can also be found in which of the following?
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Oregano
All of the above
None of the above

5. Developments are underway to mine (wait for it) sewage for what element, which is becoming increasingly scarce due to growing demand for agricultural fertilizers?
Lead
Phosphorous
Magnesium
Copper

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