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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ________ are genetically adapting to the chemicals we use to control them.
(a) Insects
(b) Mosquitoes
(c) Plants
(d) DNA

2. It may be impossible to tell what is __________ and what is effect because there may be years between the two.
(a) Truth
(b) Toxic
(c) Cause
(d) Harmful

3. What was the widespread Canadian spraying program designed to control the population of?
(a) Pond spiders
(b) Salmon
(c) Spruce budworm
(d) Bacteria levels in the water

4. What are printed in tiny type and largely ignored by consumers?
(a) Instructions
(b) Ingredient lists
(c) Package warnings
(d) Names of products

5. ____________ provides the best ways to control insects, according to Carson.
(a) Man
(b) Science
(c) Nature
(d) Chemical engineering

6. What did farm animals stop doing as a result of the fire any eradication program?
(a) Eating
(b) Walking
(c) Gaining weight
(d) Stop producing healthy young

7. What is also destroyed when the target insects are sprayed by chemicals, damaging and changing the ecosystem?
(a) Humans
(b) Water sources
(c) Their natural enemies
(d) Trees

8. The liver can become damaged by the poisons it filters, causing it to become ___________ effective.
(a) Generally
(b) More
(c) Less
(d) Much more

9. ____________ alone have the ability to create carcinogens, which cause cancer.
(a) Animals
(b) Human beings
(c) Insects
(d) Plants

10. Where do the fish go from #97 do in order to spawn and to perpetuate their kind?
(a) Into dens
(b) Into the ocean
(c) Ponds
(d) Up the rivers

11. The narrow ___________ is the tiniest structure in the human body.
(a) Artery
(b) Cut
(c) Window
(d) Capillary

12. Scientists believe that human __________ is unrealistic.
(a) Chemical warfare
(b) Change
(c) Resistance
(d) Control

13. Radiation and arsenic are naturally occurring substances that cause _________.
(a) Fertilization
(b) Fatigue
(c) Cancer
(d) Protection

14. Foods derived from and containing __________ contain the largest amounts of chemicals.
(a) Sugar
(b) Water
(c) Animal fats
(d) Dairy

15. ________________ are affected because poisoned fish are not a source of food to sell.
(a) Commercial fisheries
(b) Sushi bars
(c) Grocery stores
(d) Restaurants

Short Answer Questions

1. The ___________ is strictly a forest insect, which is why people were outraged when residential areas were sprayed to control it.

2. ______ ponds are particularly susceptible to poisoning because of their proximity to chemically treated fields.

3. The long term effects of chemical exposure, per Carson, are easy to ignore as long as they are ___________.

4. What did the fire any not destroy, even though the US government made claims that it did?

5. The smallest _______ reveals a whole universe of relationships within the body

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