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    Rachel Carson19071964was a pioneer of the world's  environmental movement through her writing about the protection of the natural worldHer 1962 book Silent Spring made her well known by many peopleIt describes the harmful changes in the environment of using toxic(有害的)chemicals on farmland

    Carson's career started as a biologist in the US Bureau of FisheriesIn 1951 she published her first bookThe Sea Around Uswhich became a bestsellerIt made her rich enough to leave her job and devote her life to writingShe was s gifted writerHer next two books were also about the oceans and both topped the book sales lists

    Carson's book Silent Spring completely  changed the way America thought about natureIt painted  a bleak(荒凉的) future for the whole natural worldIt led to a nationwide ban(禁止)on the  use of a deadly chemical called DDTand other toxic pesticides (农药)that farmers used for their cropsMany people say the book led to the creation of America's Environmental  Protection Agency

    Since her deathCarson's  name has continued to be connected with protecting the environmentThere is now a yearly Rachel Carson Book PrizeNorway awards the Rachel Carson Prize to women who have made great contributions to the field of environmental protectionIn198016 years  after her deathshe was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomthe highest civilian honour in America

    1What happened to Rachel Carson in1962  

    AShe started to write books

    BShe gave up working as s biologist

    CHer book The Sea Around Us sold well

    DHer book Silent Spring made her famous 

    2What most probably made Rachel Carson leave her job  

    AShe got an award

    BShe published Silent Spring

    CThe Sea Around Us brought her enough money

    DThe US government took notice of her researches

    3Why is the book Silent Spring important to America's environmental protection  

    AIt describes a silent spring

    BIt topped the book sales lists

    CIt changeed how America thought about nature

    DIt includes all Carson's research achievements

    4What does the underline word"It"in Paragraph 3 mean  

    AThe book Silent Spring

    BThe way America thought

    CThe US Bureau of Fisheries

    DAmerica's Environmental Protection Agency

    5Why was Rachel Carson awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom  

    AShe published the book silent spring

    BShe did a lot of researches for the US Bureau of Fisheries

    CShe donated much money to the Rachel Carson  Book Prize

    DShe made great contributions to the environmental protection

    答案

    1D  2C  3C  4A  5D

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