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. The temporary elimination of some ___________ will continue to result in horrific and permanent physical trauma.

2. ______________ do not kill people or birds, although the US government said they did.

3. _______________ can be much more effective at controlling budworm.

4. ______ ponds are particularly susceptible to poisoning because of their proximity to chemically treated fields.

5. _______________ has been largely controlled through improved living conditions and sanitation.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the chapter, "Rivers of Death," the plight of the salmon is described in detail.

Part 1: What is the problem with the salmon as described by Carson?

Part 2: How might this problem have affected the surrounding areas?

Part 3: Why can't the fish population help itself? What are some of the ways in which they are going to have a lot of troubles rebounding from this decimation?

Essay Topic 2

The use of pesticides is so rampant that it is causing troubles already, even at the time that this book was published in 1965.

Part 1: Why are pesticides so rampant in the world?

Part 2: What do scientists have a hard time doing because of the widespread use of pesticides?

Part 3: What are some of the physical effects of pesticide use? Where are pesticides now found?

Essay Topic 3

The water in the world may be plentiful, but that does not necessarily mean it is usable for humans.

Part 1: Why is much of the water on the Earth not drinkable?

Part 2: What are some causes for the most recent water pollution findings?

Part 3: How do pollutants travel from one water source to another?

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