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

2. Who founds Dunkin' Donuts?
(a) John Cage.
(b) William Rosenberg.
(c) Seymour Duncan.
(d) Alvin Donovan.

3. What is responsible for converting the Idaho desert into lush farmland?
(a) Rainfall pattern changes.
(b) The Snake River flood.
(c) Private irrigation contracts.
(d) The Snake River Reclamation Project.

4. Who does sales pitches at FutureCall?
(a) A computer advocate.
(b) An operator.
(c) A micro manager.
(d) A teleservices representative.

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

6. What distinctive aspect of McDonald's is as strictly protected by copyright law as the designs on a box of soap?
(a) The design of the menus.
(b) The interior color schemes.
(c) The presence of playgrounds.
(d) The architecture.

7. What is Harlan Sanders' "lifelong struggle"?
(a) To be able to afford a car.
(b) To lose weight.
(c) To stop smoking.
(d) To stop cursing.

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

9. The leading sectors of the nation's economy are controlled by corporate alliances known as _______.
(a) Trusts.
(b) Amalgomates.
(c) Divisions.
(d) Squads.

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

11. What percentage of fast food visits is "impulsive"?
(a) Ninety-five.
(b) Seventy.
(c) Forty.
(d) Twenty.

12. What is the main drag in Colorado Springs?
(a) The Strip.
(b) Cheyenne Lane.
(c) Tejon Street.
(d) Main Street.

13. 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) Mark Harmon.
(b) Christopher Reeve.
(c) Nancy Pelosi.
(d) Stephen Hawking.

14. Where is the food that is "assembled" at Taco Bell restaurants actually made?
(a) Carson City, Nevada.
(b) Prescott, Arizona.
(c) Michoacan, Mexico.
(d) Vancouver, Canada.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Michael Andreas gets sent to prison in 1999 for conspiring with foreign rivals to control the international market for what feed additive?

2. What does Ray Kroc's philosophy of QSC and V stand for?

3. Who wrote the book, Broken Heartland?

4. Republican Congressman Andy Ireland calls franchisees who want legal reform of regulations ______ in congress.

5. Where does Simplot open a phosphate mine?

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