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. A new economy, based on a new way of __________, demands a new kind of eating where people enjoy preparing meals.
(a) Buying.
(b) Shopping.
(c) Farming.
(d) Delivering.

2. Pollan points out that the Republic of _______ exists today because of all of the excess corn in the market.
(a) Excess.
(b) Obesity.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Fat.

3. Pollan believes that the hunter and gatherer food chain is the most ___________.
(a) Truthful.
(b) Inopportune.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Inconvenient.

4. Each acre of corn, according to Pollan needs to have _________ gallons of fossil fuel to support it.
(a) 29.
(b) 25.
(c) 30.
(d) 50.

5. In the early 19th century, Americans were drinking more alcohol, which cause the Alcohol _________.
(a) Boozefest.
(b) Economy.
(c) Issue.
(d) Republic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Corn began to rise to fame when the government war factories turned into __________ factories.

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

3. Pollan looks over the land and it makes him think of _________, which is something marketers now try to sell.

4. What is a sign that the food is something that should not be eaten again?

5. Overcoming human senses had sometimes been vital, as in the case of bitter ______________.

(see the answer key)

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