Poison!

March is Poison Prevention Month. Test yourself with the 10 questions in today's lunchtime quiz!

1 of 10
What's the name of the ill-faced character depicted above, whose cranky expression is used on stickers to identify poisonous household substances?
Mr. Ick
Mr. Blech
Mr. Ack
Mr. Yuk
2 of 10
In the 19th century, botulism was first identified in - and became widely associated with - what type of food?
sausage
pasta
cheese
shellfish
3 of 10
In the United States, approximately what percentage of poisononings occur at home?
20 percent
45 percent
70 percent
90 percent
4 of 10
Female black widow spiders, whose venom is poisonous, can be identified by a red marking on their abdomen that appears in what shape?
a crescent
an oval
an hourglass
a triangle
5 of 10
What Greek philosopher died in prison after being forced to drink a poison hemlock drink in the early 4th century B.C.E.?
Pythagoras
Plato
Socrates
Aristotle
6 of 10
How did the poison substance "Agent Orange" earn its nickname?
it was housed in orange-striped canisters
it turned victims' skin orange
it created a visibly orange haze
it was made from substances found in orange seeds
7 of 10
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac are all members of the same family as which of these edible "nuts"?
cashews
peanuts
coconuts
almonds
8 of 10
Which of these songs by hard-rock band Poison reached #1 on the pop chart in 1989?
"Unskinny Bop"
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
"Nothin' But a Good Time"
"Talk Dirty to Me"
9 of 10
True or False: Care should be taken when handling poinsettia plants, since they are poisonous to humans.
True
False
10 of 10
Which of these leaders did NOT die after ingesting poisonous mushrooms?
King Charles V of France
Pope Clement VII
Emperor Claudius I of Rome
President Manuel Fonseca of Brazil