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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Since they don't have to worry about nitrogen, farmers no longer have to ________ their crops to ensure soil fertility.
(a) Plant.
(b) Rotate.
(c) Weed.
(d) Salt.

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

3. Gene Kahn is the founder of ______ Farm, which is a giant organic company that uses industrial methods.
(a) Morley.
(b) Cascadian.
(c) Manchester.
(d) Clover.

4. Depending on how the animals were ________, different foods can contain different amounts of omega fatty acids.
(a) Fertilized.
(b) Fed.
(c) Moved.
(d) Impregnated.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Bev notes that he only has to sell the idea of the ______ in order to sell the higher priced food.

2. What does the farmer use to cover the chicken waste in the compost pile?

3. By _______, the government became involved in the organic market, as it sought to define what it meant to be organic.

4. Though the process of _________, animals can be fed, which then leads to the feeding of humans, too.

5. The idea behind grass farming is that the ________ is the most natural and renewable source of energy.

(see the answer key)

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