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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 kind of plastics are made at low cost with short lifespans in Ecotopia?
(a) Purist plastics.
(b) Biodegradable plastics.
(c) Wetsuit plastics.
(d) Petroleum plastics.

2. What does Weston write during his flight to Ecotopia?
(a) His column.
(b) His journal.
(c) His bills.
(d) His letter.

3. What kinds of climates can the wetsuit-like garment that Weston buys be used in?
(a) Hot and cold weather.
(b) Hot weather.
(c) Cold weather.
(d) Muggy weather.

4. How do the two teams in the game Weston is allowed to watch face each other?
(a) Across the field.
(b) Over the half-time line.
(c) In the pool.
(d) On top of the roof.

5. What does television serve in Ecotopia?
(a) As a public announcement system.
(b) As a method of public debate.
(c) As a method of advertising international companies.
(d) As a method of seducing locals to join the army.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Weston notice that the streets of the minicity are full of?

2. Who are the healthiest people, on average, in the whole world, according to Weston?

3. What are Ecotopian plastics produced with?

4. What do most women use to control population growth in Ecotopia?

5. What does Weston think of the room he gets to sleep in at the beginning of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the city structure of Alviso.

2. Describe the reader's knowledge of Ecotopia when William Weston begins his journey.

3. Describe health insurance in Ecotopia.

4. Describe what Weston learns at the extrusion factory.

5. Describe Weston's travel to Ecotopia.

6. How do Ecotopians compare health-wise to Americans?

7. Describe Ecotopian television and its use.

8. Describe Weston's observations of marijuana and common social behavior in Ecotopia.

9. Describe the Ecotopian method of mature tree cutting and Weston's observations.

10. Describe William Weston at the beginning of the novel.

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