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 has never ________ before he begins the new opportunity to learn about food chains.
(a) Baked.
(b) Cooked.
(c) Hunted.
(d) Stolen.

2. Mushrooms, Pollan points out, can be ________, but they can also be deadly.
(a) Huge.
(b) Easy to find.
(c) Helpful.
(d) Divine.

3. Pairing raw fish with _______ makes sense as this condiment had antibacterial properties.
(a) Rice.
(b) Ginger.
(c) Wasabi.
(d) Spices.

4. Pollan and the guests at the dinner achieve the pleasures of the ________, a camaraderie during the meal.
(a) Table.
(b) Food.
(c) Truth.
(d) Farm.

5. America does not have consistent eating _______, which is what has caused a national eating disorder.
(a) Rules.
(b) Guidelines.
(c) Rations.
(d) Boundaries.

6. The tart is made with _________ from Pollan's neighbor's garden as a dessert.
(a) Cherries.
(b) Peaches.
(c) Apples.
(d) Oranges.

7. Humans also overcame their _________ in plants through cooking, grinding, or soaking the foods.
(a) Boredom.
(b) Appetites.
(c) Defenses.
(d) Stagnation.

8. What does Pollan need to prepare for that allows him to become more aware of his natural surroundings?
(a) Final meal.
(b) First meal.
(c) His book's deadline.
(d) Hunting license.

9. Pollan argues that ______ should be the basis for a new revolution, since it is what sustains and helps define culture.
(a) Farms.
(b) Restaurants.
(c) Food.
(d) Books.

10. Bev sells to _______ worried about their children, and for those choosing to opt out of the industrial system.
(a) Young fathers.
(b) Priests.
(c) Young mothers.
(d) Young brothers.

11. The modern CAFO does not take into consideration the _________ of an animal when processing them.
(a) Generations.
(b) Situation.
(c) Family.
(d) Pain.

12. Gasset points out to Pollan that he believes _________ returned humans back to nature, and Pollan agrees.
(a) The econony.
(b) The organic farmers.
(c) The New Age movement.
(d) Hunting.

13. Singer argues that a lifetime of __________ for an animal does not justify the pleasure of a man's taste buds.
(a) Suffering.
(b) Boredom.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Revelation.

14. What does Pollan do with Garro, even though he has to turn away from disgust at one point?
(a) Eat a piece of flesh.
(b) Clean his gun.
(c) Eviscerate the boar.
(d) Paint his face.

15. What do Pollan and Garro decide to go out to hunt at the start of the chapter?
(a) Deer.
(b) Squirrel.
(c) Bears.
(d) Wild boar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan points out that humans are happy to eat what _________ eat, as this communicates the safety of food.

2. _________ hunters are hugely secretive, according to Pollan's observations.

3. Neither being ignorant or aware is a completely _________ way of eating in the world today.

4. What is Pollan eating when he attempts to read Peter Singer's book?

5. The hunter's _______ is the feeling of everything coming into sharp focus, and Pollan feels this during his first day.

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