Fast Food Nation Test | Final 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. Which pet food company was responsible for contracting a feline variant of mad cow disease?
(a) Nutro.
(b) Science Diet.
(c) Pedigree Master Foods.
(d) Special Kitty.

2. In 1988, a panel from which organization warns that the nation's public health infrastructure is in serious disarray, limiting its ability to track or prevent the spread of newly emerging pathogens?
(a) The Health and Safety Board.
(b) The Center for Disease Control.
(c) The National Academy of Sciences.
(d) The National Institute of Health.

3. The annual bonuses of plant foremen and supervisors are often based on what?
(a) Employee morale.
(b) Efficient production.
(c) Long hours.
(d) Low injury rate reports.

4. In the 1920's, Plauen has the most millionaires in Germany and the most _____.
(a) Cattle.
(b) Marriages.
(c) Suicides.
(d) Schitzel restaurants.

5. During the communist rule of East Germany, the successful manufacturing of what product causes high pollution in the city?
(a) Synthetic wool.
(b) Battery acid.
(c) Flax seed oil.
(d) Cotton paper.

6. What has the upheaval caused by fundamental changes that sweep the meat-packing industry come to be known as?
(a) The anti-trust fiasco.
(b) The ConAgra solution.
(c) The IBP revolution.
(d) Anti-unionization.

7. What was the name of the cat that died in Bristol, England of a feline variant of mad cow disease?
(a) Mad Max.
(b) Peekachoo.
(c) Bat Cat.
(d) Yoda.

8. Who was the newly elected governor of Nebraska told by Mike Harper that his company needed more tax breaks or it would pick up shop and leave the state?
(a) Kay Orr.
(b) Tom Daschel.
(c) John Murkowski.
(d) Nancy Pelosi.

9. David M. Theno helped which California poultry processor eliminate Salmonella from most of its birds?
(a) Foster Farms.
(b) Petaluma Poultry Processing.
(c) Tyson.
(d) Grimaud Farms.

10. What town is near Lasater Ranch?
(a) Cheyenne, Wyoming.
(b) Matheson, Colorado.
(c) Pueblo, Colorado.
(d) Greeley, Colorado.

11. Companies from which country have bought Chrysler, Random House, and RCA Records?
(a) Japan.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) Germany.

12. Which fast food chain made hamburgers popular in the 1920's?
(a) McDonald's.
(b) Burger King.
(c) White Castle.
(d) Goldie's.

13. Which country's beef has a vastly lower rate of Salmonella than the U.S., at .01%?
(a) Japan.
(b) England.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Germany.

14. Which other German city is less heavily bombed in World War II by the Allies, but sustains more damage?
(a) Frankfurt.
(b) Hamburg.
(c) Munich.
(d) Dresden.

15. The sections of beef known as chucks, loins, ribs, and rounds are known as _______.
(a) Primals.
(b) Secondals.
(c) Choice.
(d) Subprimals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which company's name translates to "partnership with the land"?

2. What is the term for how illegals are generally employed?

3. What does the "knocker" use to shoot the live cattle in the head as they enter the building?

4. What are the apron and gloves made of that workers put on to protect themselves from knife wounds?

5. Which kind of grass-fed, lower fat beef considered a gourmet item and may be less likely to spread E. coli?

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