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. Which county was planning to build a highway right through the heart of Hank's ranch?

2. According to historian Harvey Levenstein, when was the "Golden Age of Food Processing"?

3. In 1941, hundreds of Disney animators go on strike, expressing support for what organization?

4. What is the nickname of Colorado Springs?

5. What is responsible for converting the Idaho desert into lush farmland?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the scariest job performed by the late-night cleaning crew and why?

2. How do the patterns of land ownership in the American West seem to closely resemble those of rural England?

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

4. What percentage of the American population suffers a bout of food poisoning each year?

5. How does a friend of Jesus, a late-night cleaning crew member, react when he enters the rendering room and why?

6. Why does Colorado Springs gain a series of new military bases after World War II?

7. How does World War I destroy the culture of Plauen, Germany?

8. Why do meatpacking workers routinely develop cumulative trauma disorders?

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

10. Why does the author say that the "market" is a tool?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role of different food additives in the processed food industry. Why do additives become important? What kinds of additives are used and where do they come from?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the lives of Ray Kroc and Walt Disney. Include their personal histories, their business philosophies, and their interactions with each other.

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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