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. 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 National Institute of Health.
(b) The Health and Safety Board.
(c) The National Academy of Sciences.
(d) The Center for Disease Control.

2. Which group quickly agrees to a large pay cut for its workers when Monfort takes over a Grand Island, Nebraska slaughterhouse?
(a) The International Meatpackers Union.
(b) The ACLU.
(c) The National Maritime Union.
(d) The UFCW.

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

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

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

6. What is the name of the small electric knives with spinning, round blades that workers use to carve meat?
(a) Sectioner.
(b) Slingblade.
(c) Whizzard.
(d) Carver.

7. Who slits the neck of a steer every ten seconds in the meatpacking house?
(a) The slicer.
(b) The executioner.
(c) The poker.
(d) The sticker.

8. Rich Conway helps run which family business?
(a) Lasater Ranch.
(b) Red X grocery.
(c) Red Top Restaurant.
(d) Monfort.

9. What type of toxin is released form E. coli O157-H7?
(a) A pyrogenic exotoxin.
(b) A Shiga toxin.
(c) A Diphtheria toxin.
(d) An alpha-toxin.

10. Plauen becomes part of the communist _______ after World War II.
(a) Coalition.
(b) German Democratic Republic.
(c) Ideal.
(d) Demilitarized zone.

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

12. What is the primary export of Plauen, Germany before World War I?
(a) Lace.
(b) Trumpets.
(c) Wool.
(d) Beer.

13. The Internet at the heart of today's economy started out as what?
(a) A military communications network.
(b) A video game.
(c) A business ethernet.
(d) A spy network.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the largest employer in Weld County, Colorado?

3. What item collected from restaurants in 1997 is banned from being fed to cattle by the FDA?

4. The sections of beef known as chucks, loins, ribs, and rounds are known as _______.

5. What are long-haired, working class German fans of American heavy metal music called in Plauen?

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