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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. __________ are simply plants that are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
(a) Trees
(b) Flowers
(c) Weeds
(d) Bushes

2. How was the large population of sagebrush destroyed in the West?
(a) Suffocation
(b) Physical removal
(c) Burning
(d) Sprayings

3. Plants growing in contaminated soil may carry the contaminants into their _____________.
(a) Neighbor plants
(b) DNA
(c) Chlorophyll
(d) Tissues

4. Without plants, there could be no _________ of any kind.
(a) Food
(b) Animals
(c) Greenery
(d) Pollution

5. Farms and orchards do NOT include these trees, in Carson's description.
(a) Palm
(b) Birch
(c) Maple
(d) Pine

Short Answer Questions

1. This kind of vegetable absorbs huge levels of poisons, which would have harmed humans if they had eaten the produce.

2. Humans __________ plants when an an immediate use is not obvious for a plant.

3. Carson wonders - How can we as __________ beings continue to allow such rampant and unjustified killings?

4. The campaign in the American West to replace _______ with grass is one example of man's arrogant approach to plants.

5. Throughout earth's history, living things have __________ with their environment but not changed it.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is contained in food that is another source of lethal chemicals in the human body?

2. What does man want to replace the American West's sagebrush with?

3. What human function is adversely affected by exposure to chemicals and to radiation, disrupting the universal currency of energy?

4. What has happened with synthetic pesticides within less than twenty years of their existence?

5. What were the results of the spraying of the Japanese beetle in Michigan in 1959?

6. How are commercial fishermen affected by the spread of chemicals among the fish population?

7. What happens to the liver when it processes chemicals in the body?

8. Why did so many birds die as a result of the spraying for Dutch Elm Disease?

9. What are some of the reasons why DDT is so harmful to fish?

10. What were some of the lies the government told about the fire any population?

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