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Question 1:
  • Silent Spring initially appeared serialized in three parts in the June 16, June 23, and June 30, 1962 issues of ________ magazine
    The New YorkerHarper's MagazineGrantaVanity Fair (magazine)

Question 2: Silent Spring Revisited, ________, 1986: ISBN 0-317-59798-1, 1987: ISBN 0-8412-0981-2
Linus PaulingAmerican Chemical SocietyGlenn T. SeaborgCharles Herty

Question 3: President ________ directed his Science Advisory Committee to investigate Carson's claims.
John F. KennedyHarry S. TrumanLyndon B. JohnsonJimmy Carter

Question 4: Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide ________[2] in 1972 in the United States.
CarbarylEndosulfanDDTLindane

Question 5: The book is widely credited with helping launch the ________.
EnvironmentalismEco-socialismGreen politicsEnvironmental movement

Question 6: Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by ________ in September 1962.
Blackstone GroupMerlin EntertainmentsHoughton Mifflin HarcourtHilton Worldwide

Question 7: The book was widely read (especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the ________ best-seller list), and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment.
The Boston GlobeThe New York TimesThe New York Times CompanyInternational Herald Tribune

Question 8: She also accused the ________ of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically.
Dow Chemical CompanyPlasticChemical industryPetrochemical

Question 9: In the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Nonfiction it was at #5, and it was at #78 in the conservative ________.
The NationNational ReviewThe New RepublicHuman Events

Question 10: The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on ________.
EnantiornithesArchaeopteryxBirdModern birds







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