Fast Food Nation Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 1996, which agency investigates the concentration of large meat-packing companies?
(a) EPA.
(b) USDA.
(c) CIA.
(d) FBI.

2. Which Canadian firm becomes the number-two fry company after buying Ore-Ida in 1997?
(a) McCain.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Lamb Weston.
(d) Birdseye.

3. Cattle that are either maintained in a company-owned feedlot or purchased in advance through forward contracts are known as ________.
(a) Common stock.
(b) Overstock.
(c) Pen reserves.
(d) Captive supplies.

4. Which law is passed that makes it illegal for fast food websites to ask for personal information from children?
(a) Information and Access Privacy Act.
(b) Internet Child Safety Act.
(c) Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
(d) Online Children's Advocacy Act.

5. What is the name of the religious group that James Dobson moves to Colorado Springs from Pomona, California?
(a) The Seventh Day Adventists.
(b) Church of the Resurrection.
(c) Scientology.
(d) Focus on the Family.

6. Republican Congressman Howard Coble, who introduces legislation to regulate franchising, is from which state?
(a) South Dakota.
(b) Iowa.
(c) North Carolina.
(d) Indiana.

7. Who brings the Parisian recipe for pommes frites to America in 1802?
(a) Eli Whitney.
(b) Antonin Dvorak.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Andrew Jackson.

8. When Carl's Jr. moves to Colorado Springs, it co-brands its outlets with which company?
(a) Target.
(b) Texaco.
(c) Shell.
(d) Wal-mart.

9. At the writing of this book, which company manufactures the latest new, bright red potato harvesting equipment?
(a) Spudnik.
(b) Compuspud.
(c) Earth Movers.
(d) Ore-Ida.

10. In the 1960's and 1970's, the moment union activity was suspected at a McDonald's restaurant, a group of experienced managers and corporate executives called a ______ is sent in.
(a) Secret service group.
(b) Breaker crew.
(c) Scorched earth batallion.
(d) Flying squad.

11. Which county was planning to build a highway right through the heart of Hank's ranch?
(a) Cheyenne.
(b) El Paso.
(c) Arapahoe.
(d) Baca.

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

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

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

15. The receipt of a tax break by ranchers for donating future development rights to a Colorado land trust is called a ________.
(a) Conservation easement.
(b) Farewell write-off.
(c) Truncated write-off.
(d) Trust easement.

Short Answer 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?

2. McDonaldland borrows its distinctive look from where?

3. For more than three decades, the fast food industry uses what federal agency to finance new restaurants?

4. What do prospective managers train for at Hamburger University?

5. What is the apparent ideal for employees in the restaurant industry?

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