Cradle to Cradle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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 material is this book made out of?
(a) Recycled plastic bags.
(b) Recycled paper.
(c) An easily recycled polymer.
(d) A non-toxic styrofoam.

2. Which phrase describes the authors' view on efficiency?
(a) That it focuses on positive designs.
(b) That it contributes to natural systems.
(c) That it focuses on "less bad" designs.
(d) That it creates worker equity.

3. What does Bill finally realize about design?
(a) That it is the wrong career for him.
(b) That it is an impossible task.
(c) That it is more than trying to overcome bad things.
(d) That it is a poor business if you want to make money.

4. How have companies responded to the concerns of the public over the decades?
(a) They have tried to improve their production for less toxicity and better use of materials
(b) They have ignored public opinion.
(c) They have given more control to governments.
(d) They have increased the toxicity chemicals used in production.

5. The authors claim that too much efficiency can result in what?
(a) Quality products.
(b) Energy loss.
(c) Profits.
(d) Danger.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the Titanic a good metaphor for the industrial age?

2. Which of the following is not a goal of eco-efficiency?

3. What does Paul Erlich write about?

4. What health problems can be caused by high levels of contaminants in a normal household?

5. What phrase do the authors use to describe the attitude during the Industrial Revolution?

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