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Question 1 of 10
Read the following passage and then choose the best answer for each question.
Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springsdale, Pennsylvania. She studies biology in college and zoology at Johns Hopkins University, where she received her master’s degree in 1933. In 1936, she was hired by the US. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she worked most of her life.
Carson’s first book , Under the Sea Wind, was published in 1941. It received excellent reviews, but sales were poor until it was reissued in 1952. In that year, she published The Sea Around Us, which provided a fascinating look beneath the ocean’s surface, emphasizing human history as well as geology and marine biology. Her imaginery and language had a poetic quality. Carson consulted no less than 1,000 printed sources. She had voluminous correspondence and frequent discussions with experts in the field. However, she always realized the limitations of her nontechnical readers.
In 1962, Carson published Silent Spring, a book that sparked considerable controversy. It proved how much harm was done by the uncontrolle, reckless use of insecticides. She detailed how they poison the food supply of animals, kill birds and fish, and contaminate human food. At the time, spokesmen for the chemical industry mounted personal attacks against Carson and issued propaganda to indicate that her findings were flawed. However, her work was vindicated by a 1963 report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee.
The passage mainly discuss Rachel Carson’s work
Question 2 of 10
According to the passage, what did Carson primarily study at Johns Hopkins University?
Question 3 of 10
When she published her first book, Carson was closest to the age of
Question 4 of 10
It can be inferred from the passage that in 1952, Carson’s book Under the Sea Wind
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following was NOT metioned in the passage as a source of information for The Sea Around Us?
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following words or phrases is LEAST accurate in describing The Sea Around Us?
Question 7 of 10
The word “ reckless” is closest in meaning to
Question 8 of 10
According to the passage, Silent Spring is primarily
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word flawed?
Question 10 of 10
Why does the author of the passage mention the report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee