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. What is Pollan eating when he attempts to read Peter Singer's book?
(a) Steak.
(b) Fish.
(c) A salad.
(d) McDonald's.

2. The meal also brings ________ to the table, which is another way of saying thanks to the animals.
(a) Reserve.
(b) Grace.
(c) Culture.
(d) Honor.

3. 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) Breath.
(d) Sight.

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

5. 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.

6. The alliance between chefs and small farmers is what helps _____________ flourish.
(a) Local economies.
(b) Schools.
(c) Grocery stores.
(d) Cooking schools.

7. Humans, when faced with a new _______, often take a small amount and wait for the results.
(a) Person.
(b) Food.
(c) Book.
(d) Decision.

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

9. As ________ has become popular, animal rights activists have been highlighting the unethical treatment of animals.
(a) Vegetarianism.
(b) Inclusion.
(c) Flexitarianism.
(d) Meat eating.

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

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

12. It is not uncommon today to have all family members eating ___________ at different times.
(a) Bland foods.
(b) The same foods.
(c) Different foods.
(d) Easy to digest foods.

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

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

15. Assuming a higher intelligence in humans does not equate to a right to use others for our own _________.
(a) Ends.
(b) Books.
(c) Press.
(d) Protests.

Short Answer Questions

1. Garro offers to help Pollan go out to look for __________ with others.

2. 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?

3. How many boars do Pollan and the others find when they go back to hunt after lunch?

4. What does Pollan admit he liked more than he had anticipated liking?

5. _________ foods are those that are generally recognized to be toxic to humans.

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