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 do the authors claim about the preferences of consumers?
(a) People prefer diversity and will buy locally produced goods.
(b) People want more powerful products for less money.
(c) People prefer more cost effective generic brands.
(d) People want high quality products at increased cost.

2. Why can't many materials be recycled?
(a) Because consumers are not committed to recycling.
(b) Because they are hybrids of too many other materials.
(c) Because the technology doesn´t exist.
(d) Because they are materials that are too solid to be melted down.

3. What do the authors mean by a throwaway society?
(a) Government sponsors companies that reduce waste production.
(b) Industry designs products to be recycled.
(c) Consumers are accustomed to throwing out the old and buying new.
(d) Volunteers that pick up waste along the highways.

4. Which of the following is a true statement?
(a) Soap never needs to contain water,
(b) Cleaning products make good fertilizers.
(c) Beauty products help in seed germination.
(d) Detergents also help keep water clean in natural systems.

5. What is critically important to agriculture in Egypt?
(a) The flooding of the Nile river valley.
(b) Importing fertilizers.
(c) Temperature fluctuations in valley regions.
(d) Sufficient rain and humidity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do most homes use for as a source of power?

2. What does manufacturing need to be based on?

3. What aspect of a roof is not desirable to human health?

4. All of the following are things a well-designed roof should provide, except:

5. How can industry model nature?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how our water supply is affected by the "throwaway" mentality.

3. Describe the ideal design for a roof.

4. Explain what the authors mean by a "throwaway society."

5. Explain the idea of "devolution."

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

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

8. Describe how most roofing materials are poor designs.

9. Explain why the authors find the cherry tree an inspiration for new industrial designs.

10. Describe how the design of detergents and soaps can be improved for consumer use, the environment, and business.

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