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Michael Pollan
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _________ Farm started out as a small farm that sold pre-bagged salad mix, according to the book.
(a) Greenworks.
(b) Earthville.
(c) Waterworks.
(d) Earthbound.

2. How many atoms does corn utilize during photosynthesis, unlike others?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

3. Every day, the ________ pens are moved to ensure that the droppings spread evenly.
(a) Horse.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Pig.
(d) Cow.

4. Salatin doesn't follow the USDA guidelines by processing his _________ in an open air building without any walls.
(a) Eggs.
(b) Vegetables.
(c) Fruits.
(d) Chickens.

5. Salatin uses the animals to create a _________ system that also bolsters efficiency on the farm.
(a) Probiotic.
(b) Embryonic.
(c) Symbiotic.
(d) Pastoral.

6. What were the programs that were set up in order to help farmers during the rougher years?
(a) HSA.
(b) FSA.
(c) FFA.
(d) New Deal.

7. What helps to reduce evaporation in the fields, and help to produce more carbon for the plants in the farm?
(a) Cows.
(b) Trees.
(c) Waters.
(d) Pigs.

8. Organic farms might still look like industrial farms, but they do not use ___________.
(a) Chemicals.
(b) Rules.
(c) Metals.
(d) Chickens.

9. Pollan argues that Salatin's method of farming is far more efficient in terms of _________ to produce calories.
(a) People.
(b) Calories.
(c) Fuel.
(d) Wind.

10. Who introduced the idea of using corn to the English settlers?
(a) No one.
(b) Dutch royalty.
(c) Cows.
(d) Native Americans.

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

12. A new program was introduced to pay the farmers directly for the difference in price between the target and the selling price of ________.
(a) Barley.
(b) Soybeans.
(c) Corn.
(d) Wheat.

13. In many CAFOs, the _______ of pigs are cut off in response to the aggressive behavior they have in those conditions.
(a) Ears.
(b) Tails.
(c) Noses.
(d) Legs.

14. Pollan points out that the industrial method of farming has led to increased ________ and polluted groundwater.
(a) Oil wells.
(b) Pollution.
(c) Energy.
(d) Food supplies.

15. The soda industry began to ______ their sodas, which led people to drink more and to buy more.
(a) Add nutrients.
(b) Change the names of.
(c) Supersize.
(d) Add contests to.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wallerstein originally worked for a _______ where he learned he could entice people to buy more with larger sizes.

2. Over time, corn has become everything humans need to be a staple of the _________ food chain.

3. Where is the farm that George Naylor runs when Pollan goes to visit him to learn more?

4. Every day, Salatin moves his cattle to a new _________ every day to ensure balance.

5. Where does Pollan take his family at the end of this section of the book?

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