Silent Spring Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did farm animals stop doing as a result of the fire any eradication program?

2. What are printed in tiny type and largely ignored by consumers?

3. Our individual bodies have a kind of _______, just as the larger environment does.

4. What kind of disease can fleas carry and then transmit to humans as a result of a bite?

5. It may be impossible to tell what is __________ and what is effect because there may be years between the two.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pests are some of the main targets of chemicals in the world. Humans try to kill pests every chance they get, in a variety of different ways and for numerous reasons.

Part 1: What are some of the pests humans try to rid the world of?

Part 2: What happens when a pest is eradicated from an area?

Part 3: What happens to the soil that is in the area where the pests have been eradicated?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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