The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Eight through Chapter Nine.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the book that is considered to be the organic grower's bible?
(a) A New View.
(b) An Agricultural Testament.
(c) Growing in the Dirt.
(d) Growing with Dirt.

2. By _______, the government became involved in the organic market, as it sought to define what it meant to be organic.
(a) 1970.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1990.
(d) 2000.

3. In a bad corn year, the food industry might use __________ as a replacement in many foods.
(a) Baking soda.
(b) Wheat.
(c) Salt.
(d) Soybeans.

4. The pastures are filled with native grasses that actually benefit from ____________.
(a) Organic yogurt.
(b) Grazing.
(c) Fertilizers.
(d) Mowing.

5. What is NOT one of the parts of corn that is separated out in the newly used process?
(a) Stalk.
(b) Germ.
(c) Endosperm.
(d) Skin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Corn became a _________ because of its many applications for use by the settlers.

2. The invention of synthetic materials also meant that _________ would become necessary to fix the nitrogen.

3. Many of the products at the health store where Pollan shops contain foods from the _________ food chain.

4. Each acre of corn, according to Pollan needs to have _________ gallons of fossil fuel to support it.

5. What store does Pollan go to in order to begin creating a store-purchased organic meal?

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