Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How was the large population of sagebrush destroyed in the West?
2. Herbicides can change the _________ of plants, making toxic plants more appealing to animals.
3. The business of chemical _______ is booming because people approach plant life without thinking about any perspective but their own immediate desires.
4. Every human being now has contact with _________ every moment of his life - even from conception.
5. DDT seems to be able to be stored in the __________ tissues of the body.
Short Essay Questions
1. What kinds of foods contain the highest levels of chemicals?
2. What do our individual bodies have that the larger environment does as well?
3. Why are chemicals seen as so harmful to the soil and to the life within the soil?
4. What were the results of the gypsy moth spraying in 1956?
5. What happened when people in Wyoming unintentionally destroyed the willows in a particular area?
6. Describe the cycle of life between the soil, plants, and the animals.
7. What were some of the lies the government told about the fire any population?
8. What was the cause of the salmon population downfall in the Miramichi River?
9. Why is the eagle population suffering in relation to the chemicals being used in pest control?
10. According to Carson, what does a chemically weakened environment open the door to?
Pesticides are the main concern of Carson throughout this book, and with good reason.
Part 1: List some of the chemicals which Carson describes in detail in this book.
Part 2: Choose one chemical and describe the ways in which it is affecting the Earth, according to Carson.
Part 3: Why are pesticides so important to discuss in relation to the management of the environment?
The public health problem that comes along with pollution is one of the fears of those in the environmental movement. If things can not be controlled, disaster might strike.
Part 1: Why have the old public health problems of disease become less of an issue today?
Part 2: What are the new public health crises?
Part 3: Why is it so important to public health to control pollution and chemical exposure now?
In the chapter, "Rivers of Death," the plight of the salmon is described in detail.
Part 1: What is the problem with the salmon as described by Carson?
Part 2: How might this problem have affected the surrounding areas?
Part 3: Why can't the fish population help itself? What are some of the ways in which they are going to have a lot of troubles rebounding from this decimation?
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