Cradle to Cradle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

William A. McDonough
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Why Being Less Bad is No Good.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the goal of Bill and Michael's new company?
(a) Give ideas to manufacturing companies on "less bad" design.
(b) Use models from nature to create healthy, happy design.
(c) Make a new industry on exploiting the natural environment.
(d) Create chemicals for the recycling industry.

2. What do the authors claim is the key problem in recycling products?
(a) The energy spent in recycling is always decreasing.
(b) The chemicals used in recycling are consumer-friendly.
(c) More chemicals and energy must be used in recycling products than in creating new ones.
(d) More people prefer new products to recycled ones.

3. The Industrial Revolution functions on the idea of brute force. What is meant by this phrase as used by the authors?
(a) Develop the product so that it is consumed by environmental forces.
(b) Weaken the product so that it is safer for consumers.
(c) Add more strength to the product so that it works under any circumstance despite the consequences.
(d) Force the product to work under specific circumstances only.

4. How do products with toxic materials end up getting sold to consumers in the United States?
(a) Components of products that contain toxic chemicals can be imported into the United States.
(b) Companies purchase products abroad, import them, and resell them in the United States.
(c) Parts of products that contain toxic materials are not removed by the government.
(d) Companies in the United States do not sell products with toxic chemicals.

5. Where does Bill go to study?
(a) New York.
(b) Israel.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Jordan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the problem with recycling as we know it?

2. Who writes Silent Spring?

3. What is Silent Spring to educate the public about specifically?

4. What is a positive change that occurs during the Industrial Revolution?

5. All of the following are problems presented by monoculture crops, except which statement?

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