Fast Food Nation Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eric Schlosser
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stages the "Success" seminar that Feamster and his employees attend at McNichos arena?

2. What is the name of the religious group that James Dobson moves to Colorado Springs from Pomona, California?

3. To which organization is Wernher von Braun a member during World War II?

4. Colorado has lost how many acres of ranch land to development in the last twenty years?

5. At the "Success" seminar, what is the prize for winning the dance contest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What factors may have contributed to the rancher Hank's suicide?

2. How does the character Ronald McDonald come to be?

3. Why is the automobile industry not content with just reaping the rewards of government-subsidized road construction?

4. What are some of the requirements made in franchise contracts offered by fast food chains?

5. What is a development agent?

6. Why does Carl Karcher think Anaheim is "heaven" when he moves there from Ohio?

7. What largely determines an Idaho potato farmer's annual income?

8. What is Carl Karcher's personal philosophy?

9. Why are teenagers perfect candidates for working in the fast food industry?

10. What is meant by the term "bulk commodity"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the author compare the appearance of bacterium Escherichia coli O157:H7 to the outbreak of the AIDS virus? Include when each first appeared, its affects on its victims, and how each can lie dormant for years, and what conditions have made it possible for each to thrive.

Essay Topic 2

Describe how Henry Ford's assembly line style of production affects evolution of service in the fast food industry. What restaurant chains espouse this method of production? Why is it so effective?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the daily routine of Elisa Zamot, the sixteen-year-old described in the book who works at McDonald's. How is she like many other teenagers who work at McDonald's? Why does McDonald's hire teenagers? How is Elisa treated at work?

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