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. At the writing of this book, which company manufactures the latest new, bright red potato harvesting equipment?

2. Where does Simplot open a phosphate mine?

3. What potatoes are considered the perfect frying potato?

4. What is Ray Kroc doing when he first visited McDonald's in 1954?

5. How does Michael Witzel characterize the drive-in restaurants of the early 1940's?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes the wide gulf between Colorado Springs and Pueblo?

2. Why does Carl's Jr. stock fall during the 1980's?

3. What strategy does Ray Kroc's business partner, Harry J. Sonneborn, devise to ensure McDonald's financial success?

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

5. Why does Dave Feamster get into business owning a Little Caesar's?

6. What do the McDonald brothers do in 1948 to change the food retail business and why?

7. What effect does the growth of fast food chains have on the beef industry?

8. Despite differences between the two men, how is Walt Disney a role model for Ray Kroc?

9. How are poultry contracts constructed?

10. What is a development agent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who benefits from "conservation easements"? Why? What type of rancher faces the most economic difficulty in light of population growth and larger companies having captive supplies? Why? What other advantages do large companies have over smaller ranchers?

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the different jobs in a slaughterhouse. Include the tools used and the inherent dangers in each job.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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