Cradle to Cradle Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

William A. McDonough
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the authors claim is flawed about architecture made with the International Style?
(a) It is hard to develop and implement.
(b) It is affordable and clean.
(c) It is too organic and turns away big business.
(d) It is sterile and expensive to use.

2. Which word describes how industry views efficiency?
(a) Equity.
(b) Profits.
(c) Losses.
(d) Cumbersome.

3. Approximately how many chemicals are in use by industry today?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 2,000.
(c) 80,000.
(d) 500.

4. What is Silent Spring to educate the public about specifically?
(a) The dangers of DDT in the environment.
(b) The harmony between industry and society.
(c) The Industrial Revolution and its destruction of a romantic society.
(d) The difficulties in recycling organic materials.

5. Which statement best describes the general goal of the Industrial Revolution?
(a) Increase production to decrease numbers of workers.
(b) Produce higher quality products.
(c) Produce more products to make more money.
(d) Increase prices so there is less demand for products.

6. What does the owner of Ciba-Geigy encourage Michael to do?
(a) Get an education in manufacturing and work for Ciba-Geigy.
(b) Move to the U.S.
(c) Work for the Environmental Protection Agency.
(d) Find a real job.

7. How must ink be removed from paper in order to recycle the paper?
(a) Inks can be removed with hot water and soap.
(b) Very expensive chemicals must be used to remove inks.
(c) Paper cannot be recycled.
(d) The paper must be bleached.

8. What is the problem with recycling as we know it?
(a) Recycling means using the materials in a way they were not intended.
(b) Recycling means losing more money to better technology.
(c) Recycling means eating old food.
(d) Recycling means using inferior products.

9. Which of the following is not a goal of eco-efficiency?
(a) Use safer chemicals during material production.
(b) Reduce consumption of resources.
(c) Increase profits.
(d) Reduce consumer spending.

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

11. When and where do Bill and Michael meet?
(a) In 2004 at the Democratic convention.
(b) In 1996 on an airplane.
(c) In 1992 at an Earth Summit meeting.
(d) In 1990 at an academic convention in San Diego.

12. Which words best describes a material that has been downcycled?
(a) Quality and efficient.
(b) Intelligent and elegant.
(c) Inferior and inefficient.
(d) Organic and beneficial.

13. Why does Michael tether himself to the smoke stacks at Ciba-Geigy?
(a) To bring attention to a chemical spill caused by the company, Ciba-Geigy.
(b) To protest the fur industry and the use of chemicals on animals.
(c) To blame consumers for the large amount of toxins in the environment.
(d) To compete his experiment on the effects of toxic waste on the human body.

14. What happens when garbage is incinerated?
(a) It releases many toxic chemicals into the air.
(b) It is compacted into smaller areas.
(c) It is easier to recycle.
(d) It becomes a more useful material.

15. What is the authors' point for why import laws need to be changed?
(a) Because they over-tax products that are made from animals.
(b) Because they allow the import of goods that are of very low quality but a lower price than American products.
(c) Because they permit the import of goods whose manufacturing process is environmentally unsound.
(d) Because they are hurting the economy.

Short Answer Questions

1. When can PVC, a commonly used plastic in children's playground equipment, be toxic?

2. Who writes Silent Spring?

3. What is problematic about the attitude of design and production during the Industrial Revolution?

4. The Industrial Revolution functions on the idea of brute force. What is meant by this phrase as used by the authors?

5. In what way are chemicals not harmful to human health?

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