How much do you know about poison oak and ivy…?
Have you ever been compelled to complete a quiz in a magazine
you've picked up? Ladies, don't lie, we ALL, at one time or
another, have taken a magazine quiz. Whether it be about your
personality type, or something as compelling as "can you really
wear that belt with those shoes," blah, blah, blah. Ok, so
you see where I'm going here? That's right! A "How much do you know
about poison ivy and poison oak" quiz! No cheating, be honest with
yourself, the only person you cheat here is yourself. Let's see
what you know!
1.) A rash from poison oak or ivy on average,
can last approximately:
- 3 days
- 1 week
- 1 month
- 2 weeks
2.) True or False: The liquid from blisters
caused by poison oak or ivy plants can spread the rash to other
parts of your body.
3.) Leaves of _____, let it be!
4.) The following all share the same poison
oil (resin), urushiol:
- Cashews, mangoes, & poison ivy (and oak) plants.
- Nightshade, poison ivy (or oak) plants, tansy weed.
- Walnuts, jewelweed, & poison ivy (and oak) plants.
5.) Urushiol is found in ___________ of poison
ivy and poison oak plants.
- Just the leaves
- Just the stems
- Stems & roots only
- All parts
6.) True or False: After several exposures
over many years, I've never had reaction to poison oak or ivy,
which means I likely never will.
7.) Poison Sumac typically grows in
- The desert
- Swamps & peat bogs
- Coastal ranges
- Mountain ranges
(Answers: 1: 4, 2: F, 3: 3, 4: 1, 5: 4, 6: F, 7: 2)
Ok, you can all breathe a sigh of relief! Grades aren't going to
be assigned for this quiz. Rather, think of this as an opportunity
to gauge your knowledge and understanding of poison oak and ivy
plants. If you missed more than a couple of questions, it may
be time for you to study up! Take a glimpse at our poison oak
and ivy guide and refresh your understanding of the poison
plants we must unwillingly share the great outdoors with!
And for good measure, never leave home without your Tecnu or Tecnu Extreme;
how does that saying go, better safe than…? Yeah, you got it!