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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Foods derived from and containing __________ contain the largest amounts of chemicals.
2. What kinds of insects are becoming resistant to the chemical sprayings?
3. _______________ can be much more effective at controlling budworm.
4. What is also destroyed when the target insects are sprayed by chemicals, damaging and changing the ecosystem?
5. The liver can become damaged by the poisons it filters, causing it to become ___________ effective.
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
The world that Carson describes in the beginning of "Silent Spring" is one that provokes several reactions from readers.
Part 1: Describe the first world that Carson envisions in the first chapter of the book.
Part 2: How does the world change as the description continues on?
Part 3: Why does Carson use this description in the beginning of the book?
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