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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The majority of the Earth's surface is covered with __________.
(a) Land
(b) Birds
(c) Water
(d) Trees

2. How long can chemicals remain in the soil to which they are applied?
(a) A few days
(b) 12 years
(c) 1 year
(d) 1 month

3. _____________ must discern for themselves who is telling the truth.
(a) Researchers
(b) Citizens
(c) Scientists
(d) Media

4. Without the Earth's ________, there could be no plants.
(a) Light
(b) Water
(c) Soil
(d) Human help

5. Throughout earth's history, living things have __________ with their environment but not changed it.
(a) Interacted
(b) Battled
(c) Grown
(d) Tinkered

6. Much of the world's water is polluted by ________ from many sources.
(a) Waste
(b) Dirt
(c) Nuclear plants
(d) Animals

7. Who has poisoned the entire environment, according to Carson as she will prove in this book?
(a) Insects
(b) People
(c) Animals
(d) Plants

8. Studies on the __________ in areas previously sprayed with DDT have confirmed that DDT remains in the birds at least one generation after the spraying.
(a) Eagles
(b) Robins
(c) Hawks
(d) Buzzards

9. Who was intended to benefit from the removal of sagebrush from the American West?
(a) Birds
(b) Livestock
(c) Lizards
(d) Other plant species

10. The roadsides are lush with trees, ferns, and ____________.
(a) Stones
(b) Birds
(c) Wildflowers
(d) Soil

11. What is contaminated with DDT so that it ends up affecting a human consumer of eggs?
(a) Water
(b) Farmers
(c) Hay in the barn
(d) Chicken feed

12. What is the name of the naturally occurring mineral that is toxic to humans and most creatures but is still used as a pesticide?
(a) Carbon
(b) Lead
(c) Arsenic
(d) Boron

13. What is not produced as a result of not having the pollination process continue?
(a) Stones
(b) Fruit
(c) Leaves
(d) Air

14. Where was the population of Japanese Beetles effectively controlled?
(a) East
(b) South
(c) North
(d) West

15. What happens to the people in the beginning description which puzzles doctors?
(a) They become ill
(b) They have green spots on their faces
(c) They begin to hurt each other
(d) They disappear

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not one of the animal species which are bolstered by the inclusion of sagebrush in the West?

2. Only _________ have gained the ability to reserve the roles and actually change the environment they live in.

3. The business of chemical _______ is booming because people approach plant life without thinking about any perspective but their own immediate desires.

4. The title of this chapter comes from Jean Rostand: "The obligation to endure gives us the right to ___________."

5. Wildlife is unlikely to bounce back after _________ that kill large numbers of their kind.

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