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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What aspect of a roof is not desirable to human health?
(a) It creates radiation energy.
(b) It is slippery and causes many accidents.
(c) It wears rapidly and be frequently replaced.
(d) It can off-gas chemicals that are toxic.
2. What is meant by the word "devolution"?
(a) Adding simplicity to design to make it less efficient.
(b) Eliminating evolutionary process from humans.
(c) Creating more complex designs.
(d) Using the same structures and plants instead of natural diversity.
3. How does the Menominee tribe use their forest resources?
(a) They take only half of the trees at a time.
(b) They sell a certain number of trees to maintain the rest of the forest.
(c) They don't collect any trees for any reason.
(d) They collect only the weak or sick trees, leaving the healthy trees to grow.
4. What material can be used to create a well-designed roof?
(a) Dry grass and leaves.
(b) Sod or grass.
(d) Aluminum siding.
5. The authors envision all of the following about a building modeled after the cherry tree, except:
(a) Energy efficient insulation.
(b) Low ceilings to accommodate for more floors to the building.
(c) Native grasses on the roof.
(d) Windows that provide beautiful views.
6. What do the authors suggest we do about waste from sewage plants?
(a) Relocate the sludge to desert areas.
(b) Empty the sludge into large lakes or the ocean.
(c) Use the sludge as fertilizer for agriculture.
(d) Allow the sludge to remain at the sewage plant.
7. Which is a by-product of power plants that could be used in homes or businesses?
(b) Hot water.
(d) Carbon dioxide.
8. Which statement below would be a good title for this section of the book?
(a) How to make more efficient energy.
(b) How to use the environment for the benefit of business.
(c) How to make successful designs for the Earth and its people.
(d) How to employ happy workers.
9. Which of the following statements best describes natural systems?
(a) Natural systems take things from the environment but always give back.
(b) Natural systems cannot recycle nutrients or materials.
(c) Natural systems waste more energy than industrial systems.
(d) Natural systems always go through a series of devolutions.
10. What do materials become in upcycling?
(a) Sewage sludge.
(b) Harmless waste.
(c) Recycled products like paper.
(d) Nutrients for other new materials.
11. Which of the following is an example of people trying to live with nature as it is today?
(a) The Yakima Indians cooperate with the state of Washington by assuring the government that they will keep their own children safe from toxins in a dump site.
(b) Shoe manufacturers import materials that contain toxic chemicals.
(c) Consumers decrease spending on recyclable products.
(d) Industrial factories designed with efficiency and production in mind.
12. How does the cherry tree contribute positively to its environment?
(a) It provides a good source of paper pulp.
(b) It provides shaded areas that reduce air conditioning costs.
(c) It provides industry with many of the chemicals necessary for paper production.
(d) It provides fruit and cleans both the water and air.
13. What can we do with materials that cannot be safely recycled?
(a) Recycle them, even though they release toxic chemicals.
(b) Use them for other products.
(c) Break them down into small pieces and dispose of them properly.
(d) Save them until we have the technology to recycle them safely.
14. Which of the following materials is NOT considered a good insulator against climate?
(c) Goat hair.
15. What would NOT be a characteristic of a building inspired by the cherry tree?
(a) It would let in daylight.
(b) It would be efficient and pleasant to work in at the same time.
(c) It would be sealed off from the environment.
(d) The windows would be open.
Short Answer Questions
1. By what percent has Egypt´s food crops decreased?
2. All of the following are examples of local insulation and cooling systems, except:
3. Which product is an example of a monstrous hybrid, as the authors describe it?
4. What do the authors claim about the preferences of consumers?
5. What do conventional plastic shoes emit every time you walk or run?
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