Cradle to Cradle Test | Final 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 aspect of a roof is not desirable to human health?
(a) It can off-gas chemicals that are toxic.
(b) It wears rapidly and be frequently replaced.
(c) It is slippery and causes many accidents.
(d) It creates radiation energy.

2. Which of the following can pass into drinking water?
(a) Pieces of glass.
(b) Medications.
(c) Solid waste.
(d) Plastics.

3. What do materials become in upcycling?
(a) Sewage sludge.
(b) Recycled products like paper.
(c) Harmless waste.
(d) Nutrients for other new materials.

4. Which is a good alternative to printing a typical book?
(a) Recycle more books.
(b) Create electronic books.
(c) Make books from extremely durable materials so that they are never thrown away.
(d) Make a smaller version of books that uses less materials.

5. What is meant by the word "devolution"?
(a) Using the same structures and plants instead of natural diversity.
(b) Adding simplicity to design to make it less efficient.
(c) Eliminating evolutionary process from humans.
(d) Creating more complex designs.

6. The authors present the cherry tree as a good model of what?
(a) Cradle to cradle design.
(b) Crude product design.
(c) Eco-efficiency.
(d) Cradle to grave design.

7. How are ants a good source of inspiration for positive design?
(a) They do not work in teams but are excellent individualists.
(b) They are fast and wasteful in their productivity.
(c) They are very efficient but also contribute to the environment around them.
(d) They take their time to accomplish a task.

8. What happens to agriculture in the Americas?
(a) It becomes an unsustainable design.
(b) It creates a system to replenish the soil.
(c) It creates new ways to nurture crops.
(d) It becomes a system modeled after early nomads.

9. What do the authors mean by "one size fits all"?
(a) To describe the result of recycling materials.
(b) To describe the modern design for running shoes.
(c) To describe a decrease in diversity cause by modern industry.
(d) To describe how third-world countries design houses.

10. All of the following are true about a typical book except:
(a) It is easily recycled.
(b) It is not biodegradable.
(c) The inks contain many toxic chemicals.
(d) It uses chlorine in all aspects of its production.

11. What technology could a roof top use to lessen energy needs?
(a) Water heaters.
(b) Gas generators.
(c) Diesel turbines.
(d) Solar collectors.

12. What do some people make with old tires in Africa?
(a) Sandals.
(b) More tires.
(c) Traditional medicines.
(d) Plastic bottle for export.

13. What would NOT be a characteristic of a building inspired by the cherry tree?
(a) It would be sealed off from the environment.
(b) The windows would be open.
(c) It would let in daylight.
(d) It would be efficient and pleasant to work in at the same time.

14. What do conventional plastic shoes emit every time you walk or run?
(a) Lead.
(b) Water.
(c) Mercury.
(d) Oxygen.

15. What do the authors suggest as an example of a good sewage treatment plan?
(a) Adding chemicals to sewage so that it can become save drinking water.
(b) Removing sewage from the location to an area with fewer inhabitants.
(c) Storing winter sewage until it can be processed in the summer sun in a specially constructed wetland.
(d) Saving sewage in recyclable containers until we have the technology to process it.

Short Answer Questions

1. How should homes meet heating, cooling, and power needs?

2. What do the authors suggest in terms of location and size of power plants?

3. What model do early nomads follow?

4. Which of the following materials is NOT considered a good insulator against climate?

5. In this section what do the authors wish to encourage?

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