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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the food companies produced more corn, they create more _________ as it is cheaper than sugar.
(a) Corn oil.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Artificial sweeteners.
(d) High fructose corn syrup.

2. Pollan hopes to bring the reader back to their original _______ of food.
(a) Religion.
(b) Idea.
(c) Book.
(d) Source.

3. Corn takes in more carbon _______ during the process of photosynthesis than other plants.
(a) 12.
(b) 13.
(c) 10.
(d) 9.

4. Every day, Salatin moves his cattle to a new _________ every day to ensure balance.
(a) Pen.
(b) Farm.
(c) Pasture.
(d) Row.

5. The lack of a food _______ is something that causes humans to be susceptible to food fads.
(a) Bible.
(b) Rulebook.
(c) Diet.
(d) Culture.

Short Answer Questions

1. The _________ is one of the specialized animals that Pollan points out as having no issues with eating.

2. Pollan learns that most organic _______ comes from factory farms, even though they seem to be "better."

3. At the beginning of the food chain is ________, which surprised Pollan when he realized this.

4. Salatin pushes for the right to opt out of ____________ of his farm, according to the book.

5. Humans are not a perfect natural system in the food system because they can only _______ so much food.

(see the answer key)

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