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. Because all foods contain chemicals, even in small doses, the human exposure is enormous in the __________.

2. The spraying of chemicals became more widespread because of new insecticides and a surplus of ___________.

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

4. What is the name of the chemical that changes form once it enters the environment, becoming another more deadly chemical?

5. Our chemical attacks on insects have weakened entire ___________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Animals are just as affected by the use of insecticides and pesticides as the pests themselves.

Part 1: What are some of the ways in which animals are affected by the chemical use?

Part 2: How are the animals exposed to the chemicals in the first place?

Part 3: What might be the long term affects of the harm of animals in the world?

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