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?
Animals are just as affected by the use of insecticides and pesticides as the pests themselves.
Part 1: What are some of the ways in which animals are affected by the chemical use?
Part 2: How are the animals exposed to the chemicals in the first place?
Part 3: What might be the long term affects of the harm of animals in the world?
The water in the world may be plentiful, but that does not necessarily mean it is usable for humans.
Part 1: Why is much of the water on the Earth not drinkable?
Part 2: What are some causes for the most recent water pollution findings?
Part 3: How do pollutants travel from one water source to another?
Carson attempts to explain that humanity's ever growing need to control the world is actually what is damaging it the most.
Part 1: What are some ways in which humanity attempts to control the natural world?
Part 2: What are the aftereffects of these methods of control?
Part 3: How can controls be altered so that they are not harmful in their applications?
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