Silent Spring by Rachel Carson: Summary & Analysis


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Why did Rachel's friend Olga write a letter to the Boston Herald?

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1. What chemical drew the most attention in Silent Spring?

2. What organization was founded in 1970 as a direct result of the backlash over Silent Spring?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students shoud be prepared to answer questions regarding topics such as a letter to the Boston Herald, chemicals mentioned in Silent Spring, and results and objections of Silent Spring's writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The aim of this quiz/worksheet is to test you on:

  • Why Rachel's friend wrote the Boston Herald
  • The mentioning of troubling chemicals in the book
  • An organization founded because of Silent Spring
  • A corporation that objected to Silent Spring
  • Illness linked to chemicals in Silent Spring

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding reactions to Silent Spring and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about concerns raised by Silent Spring
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impacts of Silent Spring

Additional Learning

Take advantage of the lesson, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson: Summary & Analysis, to strengthen your grip on topics like:

  • The message of Silent Spring
  • Affects of Silent Spring
  • Changes Silent Spring brought upon the world