U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline


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How did the Silent Spring impact the public's view on environmental issues?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a piece of legislation passed during the 1970s?

2. Which of the following locations was the first national park designated in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the major environmental movements in the U.S. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the catalyst for the Soil Conservation Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Legislation from the 1970s
  • First U.S. national park
  • Role of the Environmental Protection Agency

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the major environmental movements in the U.S.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the Soil Conservation Act was passed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the environmental book that greatly influenced public views

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key figures and organizations from the late 19th century
  • Understand the impact of the Dust Bowl
  • Know the purpose of notable legislation, such as the Wilderness Act, Migratory Bird Act, and the Endangered Species Act