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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Most people's chemical exposure comes ___________ rather than in mass sprayings.
2. ______________ do not kill people or birds, although the US government said they did.
3. The __________ system is susceptible to damage by toxins like chlorinated hydrocarbons and organic phosphates.
4. Chemicals that act upon our genes can cause sudden __________, producing new and undesirable changes in subsequent generations.
5. ___________ health problems used to be caused by diseases like smallpox, cholera, and the plague.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The idea of weeds seems to be more of a man made idea rather than a real threat to the world.
Part 1: Describe how Carson sees the presence of weeds in relation to humans.
Part 2: Why are weeds still important to the Earth?
Part 3: Describe the example of the sagebrush versus the grasslands in the American West.
Essay Topic 3
Nature, despite all the humans do to it, still seems to put up a fight when it comes to the damage humans cause.
Part 1: In what ways does Nature fight back against pollution?
Part 2: Why don't we just let Nature take care of itself instead of taking control of the pollution situation?
Part 3: What are the two critical facts that humans overlook when it comes to nature?
This section contains 301 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)