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. One changed __________ can affect the entire body system.

2. __________________ is the basis of all life function.

3. The American Cancer Society estimates that ______ out of 3 families will be stricken by cancer.

4. What are printed in tiny type and largely ignored by consumers?

5. The smallest _______ reveals a whole universe of relationships within the body

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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