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

2. Who writes the book, The Jungle, in 1906?
(a) John Updike.
(b) Mary Shelley.
(c) Upton Sinclair.
(d) Henry Miller.

3. Where do some meatpacking workers cook little bits of meat on a shift?
(a) In their sterilizers.
(b) In their hard hads.
(c) On the converyer belt motor.
(d) On the cremator.

4. How high can the percentage of cattle that carries E. coli O157:H7 get in the summer?
(a) Forty percent.
(b) One percent.
(c) Fifty percent.
(d) Twenty-five percent.

5. What does the "knocker" use to shoot the live cattle in the head as they enter the building?
(a) A shotgun.
(b) A taser gun.
(c) A captive bolt stunner.
(d) An air rifle.

6. Dale Lasater's father, Tom, dropped out of which college?
(a) Notre Dame.
(b) Yale.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Princeton.

7. Eggs are regulated by what federal agency?
(a) NIH.
(b) USDA.
(c) NAS.
(d) FDA.

8. Who was elected for a second term in the 1999 Colorado Springs mayoral race?
(a) Roger Townsend.
(b) Anne Summers.
(c) Mike Harper.
(d) Mary Lou Makepeace.

9. What is the name of the supervisor given in the book who belittles his employees injuries, cursing them out, and shouting at his workers to move faster?
(a) John LeMonde.
(b) Johann Legrand.
(c) Simon LeMond.
(d) Simon Legree.

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

11. Which company's name translates to "partnership with the land"?
(a) Monfort.
(b) Coterra.
(c) ConAgra.
(d) Lamb Weston.

12. What is now the favorite drink among Chinese children?
(a) Coca-cola.
(b) Rice milk.
(c) Soy milk.
(d) Dr. Pepper.

13. Cattle manure is not sent to waste treatment plants but dumped into ______.
(a) Irrigation ditches.
(b) City dumps.
(c) Septic systems.
(d) Lagoons.

14. What are the knee high rubber boots that the author puts on before entering the meatpacking plant?
(a) Wellingtons.
(b) Justins.
(c) Dingos.
(d) Hipwaders.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What illness caused by the toxin in E. coli O157-H7 can lead to kidney failure, anemia, internal bleeding, and the destruction of vital organs?

2. The Internet at the heart of today's economy started out as what?

3. Which health secretary surprises the British Parliament by declaring that mad cow disease might jump species and infect humans?

4. Greatly reducing the fat content of ________ could have and immediate effect on the nation's kids, according to the author.

5. Which country's beef has a vastly lower rate of Salmonella than the U.S., at .01%?

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