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 design for Herman Miller?
(a) Suburban shopping mall.
(b) Downtown lofts.
(c) Athletic shoes.
(d) A furniture factory.

2. What material is the book itself made of?
(a) Recycled milk cartons.
(b) Rice paper.
(c) Recycled paper.
(d) An easily recyclable polymer, not paper.

3. Which is a by-product of power plants that could be used in homes or businesses?
(a) Steam.
(b) Salt.
(c) Hot water.
(d) Carbon dioxide.

4. What is true about the inks typically used for printing books?
(a) They release toxic chemicals as they break down.
(b) They are never truly permanent.
(c) They are non-toxic and washable.
(d) They can easily be made from other recycled products.

5. Why are the results of contamination so permanent on the planet?
(a) Because many chemicals are biodegradable.
(b) Because animals do not like to eat our waste.
(c) Because nothing can leave the planet except energy.
(d) Because materials are difficult to recycle.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Chinese traditionally maintain nutrients to their rice patties?

2. What do materials become in upcycling?

3. Which word best describes how ants are viewed by the authors?

4. How did Henry Ford upcycle his shipping boxes?

5. The authors present the cherry tree as a good model of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe some good examples of useful packaging.

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

6. Give two examples of local cooling power.

7. Describe how most roofing materials are poor designs.

8. What is the problem with current product packaging?

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

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

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