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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. Repeated spraying lead to poisoned environments in which not only are resident creatures killed, but also those that _________ there.
(a) Are near to
(b) Migrate
(c) Were born
(d) Visiting

2. What becomes more numerous when the bird population goes down?
(a) Insects
(b) Tree leaves
(c) Earthworms
(d) Animals

3. In the modern world, life does not have the luxury of ________.
(a) Time
(b) Research
(c) Control
(d) Money

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

5. Spring begins in the United States with the once-familiar ___________.
(a) Temperature changes
(b) Storms
(c) Birdsong
(d) Heavy rains

Short Answer Questions

1. In England, the treatment of _______ with chemicals resulted in widespread bird deaths.

2. What is used to pollinate the plants and to pollinate the trees?

3. What did the birds provide naturally that made their deaths all the more significant?

4. What is contaminated with DDT so that it ends up affecting a human consumer of eggs?

5. Continued use of pesticides could very well damage soil ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the results of the gypsy moth spraying in 1956?

2. What is the basis of all life function, according to Carson's writing in this chapter?

3. What has the environment played an important role in forming, according to this chapter?

4. What happened when people in Wyoming unintentionally destroyed the willows in a particular area?

5. Why is it strange that a program was launched against the Southern population of fire ants?

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

7. What is unlikely to bounce back after spraying that kill large numbers of their kind?

8. What was the immediate and devastating result of the spraying of the land for Dutch Elm Disease?

9. Describe the chemical arsenic, what it does, and how it is used in the world in today's times.

10. What are some of the diseases that insects can carry which are harmful to humans?

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