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William A. McDonough
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is eco-efficiency?
(a) Expanding ecology and business.
(b) Getting more from less.
(c) Taking more from the environment.
(d) Giving industry control.

3. What is an alternative solution to using International Style for home design?
(a) Design using old materials that can be recycled.
(b) Design using new materials and resources.
(c) Design using local resources and products.
(d) Design using newer technology for design.

4. Which chemical is forbidden to use in the United States in rubber products?
(a) Petroleum.
(b) Nitrogen.
(c) Lithium.
(d) Benzene.

5. What product do the authors use as an example of designing for specific instead of general use?
(a) Soap.
(b) Cars.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Airplanes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bill find inspiring about the environment that he grows up in?

2. When and where do Bill and Michael meet?

3. What toxic chemical is included in the production of plastic water bottles?

4. Why are books problematic to recycle?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain one example of how recycling is really downcycling of materials.

2. What do the authors suggest for a solution to more efficient home designs, as opposed to the International Style of architecture?

3. What challenges does Michael face while working for the Environmental Protection Agency?

4. Compare the ideas of less-bad and completely positive design.

5. Describe how the authors use soap as an example of designing products for "worst-case" scenarios.

6. Describe why the authors warn against too much efficiency in design.

7. Describe why many materials cannot be recycled into a product of equal quality as the original material.

8. Describe the arguments against the Industrial Revolution throughout its history.

9. Describe the vision that both Bill and Michael have for the future of the environment.

10. List three examples of how a focus on efficiency in design can have negative consequences.

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