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

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

3. Which packing house owner is one of the two people from Colorado to be put on President Nixon's enemy list?

4. Where do some meatpacking workers cook little bits of meat on a shift?

5. During the communist rule of East Germany, the successful manufacturing of what product causes high pollution in the city?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is the high turnover rate in the meatpacking industry not a concern for large companies?

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

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

6. Why is Red Top Restaurant a good place to work?

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

8. Why does East German parliament member, Ernst Doerfler, call for a ban on McDonald's in East Germany?

9. How does the vegetarian community react when it is brought to light that there is a beef additive in the McDonald's french fries?

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 inherent conflict of interest between franchisees and franchisors. Include references to the way in which Subway obtains franchisees and the concept of encroachment.

Essay Topic 2

How does the innovation of the Chicken McNugget change the fast food food industry? How does it change the poultry industry? Which companies are involved in this evolution and how?

Essay Topic 3

How do fast food companies market products to children? In what ways do companies maximize their products' exposure to kids once they become interested? What are some of the categories of "juvenile nagging tactics"? How are parents marketed to to maximize the child market?

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