Rachel Carson: Biography, Facts & Books


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In what state was Rachel Carson born?

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1. Before becoming interested in biology, what subject did Carson major in?

2. What was the topic of Carson's first trilogy of books?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through her literary works and activism, Rachel Carson became one of the most notable figures in American environmentalism. You can go over some facts on her life and works with this assessment. The questions will test your understanding of points such as the topic of her early works and her most well-known book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Where Rachel Carson was from
  • Carson's college major
  • The subject of Carson's first few books
  • Whom she adopted in 1957
  • Carson's most famous book

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - using the quiz questions as a guide, test your recollection of the lesson's important points on Rachel Carson's life and works
  • Reading comprehension - having gone through the lesson, check to ensure that you have understood the subjects and influence of her most famous works
  • Knowledge application - draw from the information found in the attached lesson to identify some important aspects of Carson's life and literary works

Additional Learning

To learn more about Rachel Carson, review the corresponding lesson called Rachel Carson: Biography, Facts & Books. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Carson's early life
  • Her first few works
  • Silent Spring
  • Environmental activism and legacy