Chemical Agent Self-Assessment #1

Test Your Knowledge of Chemical Agents

Directions: Read each question and select the correct answer from the drop down list. When you are finished answering all of the questions click the submit button at the bottom of the page. Incorrect answers will be indicated with a check mark.
1. This agent is a dense, acrid, pungent, greenish-yellow gas that is easily recognized by both color and odor
2. Carbonyl chloride, D-Stoff, green cross
3. When organofluoride polymers are burned, this is one combustion by-product
4. Sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate are used to treat exposure to this agent
5. These agents inhibit ChE, which then cannot hydrolize ACht
6. An oily liquid that is generally regarded as persistent because of its low volatility
7. Similar to mustard but its clinical effects appear within minutes of exposure
8. Of the following biological threats, the one with the potential for producing the greatest number of death is:
9. Vaccines that could be useful in protecting military personnel exist for all of the following hemorrhagic fever viruses EXCEPT:
10. The lethal effects of inhalational anthrax occur PRIMARILY in which of the following anatomic sites:
11. Which of the following is a specific antidote for an anticholinergic incapacitating agent?
12. Soldiers wearing the Battle Dress Overgarment (BDO), overboots, protective mask and hood, would be at what MOPP level?
13. A casualty was exposed 30 minutes ago to both nerve-agent vapor and liquid. The casualty is now reporting mild shortness of breath that is improving. The casualty should be triaged as:
14. The greatest vapor hazard within a casualty decontamination site would be found at the:
15. A casualty complains of shortness of breath 3 hours after rescuing another soldier from M1 Tank fire. Which of the following agents should you suspect?

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