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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Individual sensitivity to the various toxic substances is extremely ___________.
2. The American Cancer Society estimates that ______ out of 3 families will be stricken by cancer.
3. What did farm animals stop doing as a result of the fire any eradication program?
4. The limits the government has established regarding chemical levels in foods are __________.
5. What posed no threat, only a minor annoyance, yet was still the target of a massive spraying campaign?
Essay Topic 1
Carson offers solutions to the troubles of 'weeds' and insects as well, not just a litany of troubles that are being caused by man's need for control.
Part 1: What are some ways Carson says one could naturally control the spread of 'weeds'?
Part 2: What are some of the ways Carson suggests to control insects that are unwanted in a particular area?
Part 3: Doesn't any form of control harm the environment? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The cycle between the various areas of the environment begins to reveal just how intertwined everything is - and how horrible it would be if one part of the cycle is disrupted.
Part 1: Describe the cycle that takes place between the plants, the soil, and the animals.
Part 2: Why is the soil so important in this life cycle?
Part 3: What is the role of the insects and the mites in the soil?
Essay Topic 3
Spraying campaigns were once the normal thing to do in order to take control of insect populations - but they are now seen as devastating actions to take.
Part 1: Describe the results of the gypsy spraying campaign.
Part 2: Describe the results of the fire ant eradication.
Part 3: Why are insects so crucial to save in relation to the environment and its ecosystems?
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