The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who has helped Bev out by giving him a lot of produce to get by?
(a) Salatin.
(b) Pollan.
(c) No one.
(d) Naylor.

3. Bev notes that he only has to sell the idea of the ______ in order to sell the higher priced food.
(a) Fertilizer.
(b) Organics.
(c) Health benefits.
(d) Farm.

4. How many ways can a person obtain the foods from Salatin's farm?
(a) None.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Ten.

5. Buying local foods grown in a __________ manner underwrites a set of values important to the people.
(a) Industrial.
(b) Sustainable.
(c) Organic.
(d) Plentiful.

6. Pollan thinks that if stores had to include __________ of how an item was produced, people would change their eating habits.
(a) Numbers.
(b) Stories.
(c) Movies.
(d) Photos.

7. Who is considered to be the first researcher of the omnivore's dilemma?
(a) Garro.
(b) Rozin.
(c) Naylor.
(d) Pollan.

8. What does Pollan admit he liked more than he had anticipated liking?
(a) Gathering mushrooms.
(b) Writing the book.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Hunting.

9. Store purchased foods, according to Salatin, do not take into consideration environmental and health ________.
(a) Benefits.
(b) Movements.
(c) Costs.
(d) Instructions.

10. Local _______ love Polyface because their products are exceptionally tasty and have more full flavor.
(a) Chefs.
(b) Nursing homes.
(c) Grocers.
(d) Teachers.

11. Bentham makes the argument that if there are some humans that lack the brainpower of a ________, why are they still included in the moral argument?
(a) Chimp.
(b) Fish.
(c) Horse.
(d) Cow.

12. _________ foods are those that are generally recognized to be toxic to humans.
(a) Sweet.
(b) Sour.
(c) Bitter.
(d) Spicy.

13. Pollan is disgusted when he looks at a picture of himself with his kill and sees ________.
(a) His grin.
(b) Blood.
(c) A somber expression.
(d) The eyes of the boar.

14. The hunter's _______ is the feeling of everything coming into sharp focus, and Pollan feels this during his first day.
(a) Moment.
(b) Eye.
(c) Sight.
(d) Breath.

15. What was the primary emotion that Pollan feels when he shoots and kills his first boar?
(a) Anger.
(b) Shame.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan notes that the last meal serves as a reminder of the fact that eating industrially lets people _________ the massive total cost of the food they eat.

2. Some believe that human ________ is different from that of animals because humans are capable of suffering.

3. Gasset points out to Pollan that he believes _________ returned humans back to nature, and Pollan agrees.

4. Who did Pollan ask for a detailed account of what happens when a steer is processed?

5. Humans, when faced with a new _______, often take a small amount and wait for the results.

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