Fast Food Nation Test | Final 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. Companies from which country have bought Chrysler, Random House, and RCA Records?

2. What town is near Lasater Ranch?

3. Dale Lasater's father, Tom, dropped out of which college?

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

5. What is the term for how illegals are generally employed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the main reasons that most migrant workers look for meatpacking jobs in America?

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

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

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

5. How does the McDonald's Corporation review Fast Food Nation?

6. What was the most popular meat in America before World War II and why did that change?

7. According to the author, what is one of President George W. Bush's first acts in office?

8. What is the difference between good E.coli and bad E. coli?

9. How do the problems McDonald's is having with expansion resemble those of the British Empire a century ago?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the affects that the influx of migrant workers has on communities where the meatpacking industry exists. What attracts people from south of the border to want to work America? How are the companies at fault for the negative impact on the local health care systems? What promises have GFI America make to workers from Eagle Pass, Texas that had a negative impact on the economy?

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

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

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