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. Every cell in the body is involved in the production of ___________.

2. Some substances can interact with each other in unpredictable ways, increasing their _____________.

3. How long is the typical human generation?

4. ___________ health problems used to be caused by diseases like smallpox, cholera, and the plague.

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

The loss of the songs of the birds is a frightening idea to many readers. In trying to control the world, the birds are leaving for other areas or dying off completely.

Part 1: Describe why the birds are leaving certain areas.

Part 2: Summarize the Dutch Elm Disease response and how it affected bird populations.

Part 3: What might have been a more natural response to the Dutch Elm Disease problem?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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