May 2014 Chemistry Quiz

In hearing, the brain interprets information it receives from neurotransmitters that are released in which area of the ear?
Malleus
Cochlea
Incus
Stapes

Which of the following is responsible for slowing nerve activity in the brain, facilitating the ability to fall asleep?
Theobromine
Paraxanthine
Theophylline
Adenosine

Azodicarbonamide has been assessed GRAS status by the American Food & Drug Administration; its use in food products has been banned in some European countries and Australia. GRAS stands for:
Generally Recognized as Suspect
Generally Recognized as Safe
Generally Recommended to Avoid on Sandwiches
Generally Requires a Surgery

Which famous inventor will be recognized this year as a National Historic Chemical Landmark?
Thomas Edison
Julian Percy
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Boyer

Researchers may have found the Achilles' heel of a potentially deadly bacteria that is responsible for a significant number of infections contracted by hospital patients. That bacterial infection is known as:
Impetigo
Botulism
Lyme disease
MRSA