Fast Food Nation Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which pet food company was responsible for contracting a feline variant of mad cow disease?

2. Rich Conway helps run which family business?

3. Who slits the neck of a steer every ten seconds in the meatpacking house?

4. Which fast food chain made hamburgers popular in the 1920's?

5. Who announces that it is putting a new restaurant in every Wal-Mart in Germany?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How did Mike Harper of ConAgra manipulate the Nebraska tax code? Which governor was involved? What tax breaks did he want? How do these breaks help other companies? What threat did he make if his demands were not met? What did he do after he got everything he wanted?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the plight of the Idaho potato farmer. How does the potato industry evolve in the twentieth century? Who are the major players involved in changing the potato industry? How does the development of potatoes into a bulk commodity affect the farmer?

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