Cradle to Cradle Test | Final Test - Medium

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. What material can be used to create a well-designed roof?
(a) Dry grass and leaves.
(b) Concrete.
(c) Sod or grass.
(d) Aluminum siding.

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

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

4. Where is there a positive example of a sewage treatment facility?
(a) Seattle.
(b) New York City.
(c) Rio de Janeiro.
(d) London.

5. Which product is a good example of something designed for a throwaway society?
(a) Running shoes.
(b) Recycled paper.
(c) Microwaves.
(d) Gold jewelry.

Short Answer Questions

1. The authors suggests that manufacturers should consider:

2. What do the authors claim about the preferences of consumers?

3. What does manufacturing need to be based on?

4. Why aren't cherry trees wasteful?

5. What is meant by an "industrial re-evolution"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Egyptian civilization traditionally uses nutrient flows and explain how this has changed in recent times.

2. Which is more cost effective, large scale power or small scale power? Explain.

3. Describe what modern design and architecture does to the landscape.

4. Explain and give an example of what the authors mean by products that are "monstrous hybrids".

5. Describe the ideal design for a roof.

6. Describe the furniture factory that the authors design for Herman Miller.

7. How does the cherry tree model for industrial design differ from the current model of industrial design?

8. Describe what the authors suggest we do with products that produce toxic chemicals when they are recycled.

9. Describe how most roofing materials are poor designs.

10. What do the authors suggest we do so that our products resemble the diversity present in the natural world?

(see the answer keys)

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