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

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

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) Shopping.
(b) Farming.
(c) Buying.
(d) Delivering.

2. What is the name of the once trash strewn park that was turned into a community garden?
(a) Berkeley Park.
(b) People's Park.
(c) Roller Park.
(d) Garden Park.

3. Though the process of _________, animals can be fed, which then leads to the feeding of humans, too.
(a) Photosynthesis.
(b) Hard work.
(c) Seasons.
(d) Water.

4. Corn is one of the only plants that is adaptable to _________.
(a) Pesticides.
(b) Hybridization.
(c) Weather.
(d) Drought.

5. The push for corn has also led to the industrialization of _______ farms, according to Naylor.
(a) Dairy.
(b) Soybean.
(c) Animal.
(d) Wheat.

Short Answer Questions

1. The alliance between chefs and small farmers is what helps _____________ flourish.

2. Salatin points out that being ________ doesn't necessarily mean that a farm is also going to be sustainable.

3. Where do all of the parts of the corn end up in as a result of the new process to separate its parts?

4. Pollan points out during the book that omnivores face a __________ when they eat today.

5. The soda industry began to ______ their sodas, which led people to drink more and to buy more.

(see the answer key)

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