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 long term effects of chemical exposure, per Carson, are easy to ignore as long as they are ___________.

2. What does the narrow window reveal when seen from far away?

3. ________________ are affected because poisoned fish are not a source of food to sell.

4. What kinds of insects are becoming resistant to the chemical sprayings?

5. ___________ health problems used to be caused by diseases like smallpox, cholera, and the plague.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

To help avoid using too many chemicals, some people have resorted to selective spraying.

Part 1: Describe what selective spraying is and how it is used in the world.

Part 2: What are the advantages of selective spraying?

Part 3: What are the disadvantages to selective spraying?

Essay Topic 2

But the truth is that mass spraying is not the only source of chemical contamination in the world.

Part 1: What are some other causes of chemical contamination in the world?

Part 2: Is most people's chemical exposure little by little or in one large dose? Why?

Part 3: What are some of the everyday sources of chemicals in our lives?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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