How Did Environmentalism Start?

Question 1 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that Rachel Carson faced backlash from pesticide companies?

  1. “In Silent Spring, Carson explained how the irresponsible use of pesticides would come back to hurt humans.”
  2. “Carson’s interest in writing and nature followed her for the rest of her life.”
  3. “They [pesticide companies] threatened her and called her a Communist.”
  4. “She did, however, argue against the poison DDT, which was finally banned in the U.S. in 1972.”

Question 2 of 3

Which is NOT a book written by Rachel Carson?

  1. The Sea Around Us
  2. Silent Spring
  3. Beneath the Sea-Wind
  4. The Old Man and the Sea

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and writer who warned people about the dangers of pesticides, inspiring the modern environmentalist movement.
  2. Silent Spring is a novel about a dystopian future where all the birds and bees have been killed by radiation.
  3. Rachel Carson wrote many books and even earned a degree in zoology.
  4. No one should ever use pesticides anywhere for any reason.

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