Are You A Poison Ivy Expert?

With summer fast approaching, it's time to find out if you're a poison ivy expert! Do you think you know enough about this plant to avoid it? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Question 1/12

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How many leaves does a poison ivy plant have?
2
4
3
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Question 2/12

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Poison ivy can grow in the form of ______ and _______.
Trees and vines
Bushes and vines
Bushes and trees
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Question 3/12

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Besides those infamous leaves-of-three, roughly three in four Americans can have an allergic reaction from contact with what part of the plant?
Poison ivy stem
Poison ivy root
A dead poison ivy plant
All of the above
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Poison ivy flowers blossom in what months?
May through July
June through August
April thorugh June
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Question 5/12

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As the most common allergen, poison ivy grows everywhere in the United States except for what state?
Florida, Hawaii, and Alaska
Alaska, California, and Hawaii
Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah
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Question 6/12

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If exposed to poison ivy, what's the best way to prevent resulting rash, itching and other symptoms?
Use some diluted bleach; it kills anything.
Wash skin within 24 hours.
Wash unprotected skin with soap and warm water within one hour as well as clothing
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What helps protect exposed skin from a poison ivy reaction?
Using commercial "ivy block" products containing bentoquatam
Applying diaper-rash creams or other products with zinc oxide
Spraying skin with deodorants containing aluminum chlorohydrate
Any of the above
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What is the fruit of a poison ivy plant known as?
A berry
A drupe
A drip
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Once you're infected, what's the best way to control Mother Nature's mother of all itches?
Apply egg whites.
Apply ice or cool compresses to skin.
Apply honey
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Question 10/12

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Which should you not do to treat most poison ivy?
Apply an antihistamine
Apply calamine lotion
Take cool showers
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Question 11/12

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If you've never had a previous reaction to poison ivy, even when you know you've been exposed, this means that:
You're not out of the woods — you could become allergic any time
You're among the minority of lucky immune folks
You weren't exposed during poison ivy season
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Question 12/12

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If you are allergic to poison ivy, you may get a similar reaction from touching:
Mango rinds
Cashew shells
Ginko trees
Any of the above
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are poison perfunctory! Unfortunately, we worry about your safety in the woods. It’s clear that you’re not quite sure what poison ivy looks like and the effects it can have on the human body. Start stocking up on calamine lotion now. We get the feeling you might be in for an itchy summer!

C+, Poison Perfunctory

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Based on the result of this quiz, you are poison ivy pert! Okay, so you can’t claim yourself to be the world’s foremost expert on poison ivy just yet. That doesn’t mean you can’t claim yourself to be more poison ivy savvy than all of your friends! Make sure to demonstrate your strong base knowledge on your next hike through the woods. Not only will your friends be impressed, but you’ll live an itch free existence!

B+, Poison Pert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are poison ivy perfect! When it comes to poison ivy and other iffy plants, you know your stuff. We take it you paid attention when your parents told you “leaves of three let it be.” Not only do you know how to identify poison ivy, but you know how to effectively treat a poison ivy rash. We think you’re all set for summer!

Poison Ivy Perfect

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1
How many leaves does a poison ivy plant have?
2
4
3
2
Poison ivy can grow in the form of ______ and _______.
Trees and vines
Bushes and vines
Bushes and trees
3
Besides those infamous leaves-of-three, roughly three in four Americans can have an allergic reaction from contact with what part of the plant?
Poison ivy stem
Poison ivy root
A dead poison ivy plant
All of the above
4
Poison ivy flowers blossom in what months?
May through July
June through August
April thorugh June
5
As the most common allergen, poison ivy grows everywhere in the United States except for what state?
Florida, Hawaii, and Alaska
Alaska, California, and Hawaii
Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah
6
If exposed to poison ivy, what's the best way to prevent resulting rash, itching and other symptoms?
Use some diluted bleach; it kills anything.
Wash skin within 24 hours.
Wash unprotected skin with soap and warm water within one hour as well as clothing
7
What helps protect exposed skin from a poison ivy reaction?
Using commercial "ivy block" products containing bentoquatam
Applying diaper-rash creams or other products with zinc oxide
Spraying skin with deodorants containing aluminum chlorohydrate
Any of the above
8
What is the fruit of a poison ivy plant known as?
A berry
A drupe
A drip
9
Once you're infected, what's the best way to control Mother Nature's mother of all itches?
Apply egg whites.
Apply ice or cool compresses to skin.
Apply honey
10
Which should you not do to treat most poison ivy?
Apply an antihistamine
Apply calamine lotion
Take cool showers
11
If you've never had a previous reaction to poison ivy, even when you know you've been exposed, this means that:
You're not out of the woods — you could become allergic any time
You're among the minority of lucky immune folks
You weren't exposed during poison ivy season
12
If you are allergic to poison ivy, you may get a similar reaction from touching:
Mango rinds
Cashew shells
Ginko trees
Any of the above