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Pollen Quiz
by Staff
Pollen: For those of us with allergies, it's our worst enemy. We anticipate the arrival of pollen season with dread. But pollen's not all bad. Take our quiz to see how much you know about pollen, and learn some facts you didn't know.

The most prolific producer of pollen is what?

  • Goldenrod
  • Ragweed
  • Dandelion

Pollen is made of what?

  • Particles of dust
  • Bee excrement
  • Reproductive cells

Which of the following makes pollen levels worse?

  • Rain
  • High humidity
  • Low humidity

True or false: Grass can also release pollen.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following makes pollen levels more tolerable?

  • High humidity
  • Low humidity
  • Windy conditions

How many kinds of trees release pollen allergens?

  • 2000
  • 900
  • 100

If you suffer from allergies, which tree is best to plant in your yard?

  • Dogwood
  • Sycamore
  • Walnut

True or false: If you're allergic to pollen, the best time for you to be outdoors is between 5 and 10 a.m.

  • true
  • false

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which continental U.S. city has the highest pollen count?

  • New Haven, Conn.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Wichita, Kansas

Which continental U.S. city reportedly has the lowest pollen count?

  • New Haven, Conn.
  • Newark, N.J.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.

True or false: Your family and pets can bring pollen into your home.

  • true
  • false

A single ragweed plant can generate how many grains of pollen a day?

  • 300
  • 250,000
  • 1 million