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. Which product is an example of a monstrous hybrid, as the authors describe it?
(a) Wood tables and chairs.
(b) Hardcover books.
(c) Running shoes.
(d) Plastic Tupperware.

2. The authors envision all of the following about a building modeled after the cherry tree, except:
(a) Energy efficient insulation.
(b) Native grasses on the roof.
(c) Windows that provide beautiful views.
(d) Low ceilings to accommodate for more floors to the building.

3. How should homes meet heating, cooling, and power needs?
(a) By being part of the power grid.
(b) By using natural resources like wood.
(c) By consuming fossil fuels.
(d) By being integrated into the larger environment.

4. What do the authors suggest we do about waste from sewage plants?
(a) Allow the sludge to remain at the sewage plant.
(b) Empty the sludge into large lakes or the ocean.
(c) Relocate the sludge to desert areas.
(d) Use the sludge as fertilizer for agriculture.

5. In this section what do the authors wish to encourage?
(a) Efficiency.
(b) Simplicity.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Diversity.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What material can be used to create a well-designed roof?

3. What do the authors mean by "one size fits all"?

4. Which of the following is an example of people trying to live with nature as it is today?

5. What material is the book itself made of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why contamination is so permanent on the planet.

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

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

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

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

7. Explain how sewage systems can be improved.

8. Give two examples of local cooling power.

9. What are some advantages of designing homes with local materials?

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

(see the answer keys)

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