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

2. Chemical wielding __________ overlook the terrible flaws in their programs of blanket spraying.
(a) Entomologists
(b) Hippies
(c) Corporate moguls
(d) Biologists

3. Attempts to control a particular ________ in Clear Lake, California resulted in massive bird death.
(a) Spider
(b) Fish
(c) Gnat
(d) Bird

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The majority of the Earth's surface is covered with __________.

3. Not only do chemicals hurt the soil, but they also ____________ the soil for years.

4. Large areas of Michigan were sprayed in 1959 in order to try to control what insect?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How has infectious disease been controlled in modern society?

2. What happens when the bees are suddenly gone from this beautiful American town?

3. Why do the tourists come to see the birds, as stated in this opening chapter?

4. Where does people's chemical exposure mainly come from, according to Carson?

5. What do the mitochondria of cells do within the body?

6. Why is the eradication of the sagebrush not going to be an effective move for humans?

7. What did the chemical warfare of World War II lead to?

8. What do more American children die from today than from any other disease, according to the book as it was written in its own time period?

9. Why are chemicals seen as so harmful to the soil and to the life within the soil?

10. What are two of the factors which are contributing to the chemical deposits in the earth, water, and living tissues?

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