Fast Food Nation Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is last to speak at the "Success" seminar and "cuts through all the snake oil", saying that all the conventional goals people have don't really matter?
(a) Stephen Hawking.
(b) Mark Harmon.
(c) Christopher Reeve.
(d) Nancy Pelosi.

2. Chicken meat had been traditionally provided by hens too ______ to lay eggs.
(a) Fat.
(b) Young.
(c) Old.
(d) Thin.

3. Where is the potato museum in Idaho?
(a) Boise.
(b) Blackfoot.
(c) Aberdeen.
(d) Yellowstone.

4. How much does it cost per acre to grow potatoes in Bingham County?
(a) $500.
(b) $1500.
(c) $15,000.
(d) $900.

5. When did the rancher Hank die?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1998.
(c) 2000.
(d) 2007.

6. Colorado has lost how many acres of ranch land to development in the last twenty years?
(a) 1.5 million.
(b) 200,000.
(c) 450,000.
(d) Twenty million.

7. How did Hank die?
(a) Car accident.
(b) Trampled by one of his herds.
(c) Suicide.
(d) Assassination.

8. What is the initial franchising fee Ray Kroc charges to open a McDonald's?
(a) $15,000.
(b) $950.
(c) $1.
(d) $118,000.

9. In the Ray A. Kroc museum, what appears when certain buttons are pushed?
(a) Money.
(b) Dioramas.
(c) Sock puppets.
(d) Hamburger coupons.

10. What sort of tale is Carl Karcher considered to be an example of?
(a) Horatio Alger.
(b) Strictly cautionary.
(c) Abe Lincoln.
(d) Of Two Cities.

11. Michael Andreas gets sent to prison in 1999 for conspiring with foreign rivals to control the international market for what feed additive?
(a) Guar gum.
(b) Ascorbic acid.
(c) Lysine.
(d) Sorbitol.

12. To which organization is Wernher von Braun a member during World War II?
(a) The CIA.
(b) The NAZI party.
(c) The French Resistance.
(d) The German Marxists.

13. What does Simplot's Lincoln Continental license plate say?
(a) MR. SPUD.
(b) U 8 T8EZ.
(c) FRYMAN.
(d) STARCHY.

14. How many pounds of potatoes does the J.R. Simplot plant in Aberdeen, Idaho produce?
(a) Four hundred thousand.
(b) Forty thousand.
(c) One billion.
(d) One million.

15. What is the education level of billionaire, J.R. Simplot?
(a) Eighth-grade dropout.
(b) Master's Degree in Agriculture.
(c) Two years of technical school.
(d) Graduated high school.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much do people who speak at the "Success" events make?

2. What takes over Southern California, completely changing the lifestyle of the population there?

3. What type of monopoly is where there is a market of a small number of buyers exert power over a large number of sellers?

4. Where does Simplot open a phosphate mine?

5. What is phosphate used for in potato farming?

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