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

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

3. _________ hunters are hugely secretive, according to Pollan's observations.
(a) Mushroom.
(b) Mussel.
(c) Abalone.
(d) Wild boar.

4. What is the name of the person that Pollan goes with to deliver the foods to local restaurants?
(a) Bev.
(b) Art.
(c) Hugh.
(d) Bill.

5. Pollan notes that the end meal was _______ for him, according to the book.
(a) Anticlimactic.
(b) Perfect.
(c) Difficult.
(d) Boring.

6. Pollan begins to understand that eating the meat is the final act of the __________.
(a) Meal.
(b) Book.
(c) Journey.
(d) Hunt.

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

8. Pollan tries to be vegetarian, but gives it up as he finds it less ________ and much more difficult.
(a) Innovative.
(b) Nutritious.
(c) Socially acceptable.
(d) Exciting.

9. What is the name of Peter's Singer's book that informs the beginning of this chapter?
(a) Animal Rights.
(b) Animal Persecution.
(c) Animal Liberation.
(d) Animals are All Right.

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

11. The family _______, one of the remaining parts of America's food culture, is in decline, according to Pollan.
(a) Tea.
(b) Dinner.
(c) Breakfast.
(d) Supper.

12. Pollan notes that one of the lessons of hunting for food is _________, and of the relationships between man and food.
(a) Ethics.
(b) Peace.
(c) Power.
(d) Understanding.

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

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

15. What is the number of the steer that Pollan has picked out for his meal?
(a) 243.
(b) 2891.
(c) 534.
(d) 1489.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan admits that losing ________ does force the human to lose a part of his or her culture as well as his or her nature.

2. A new economy, based on a new way of __________, demands a new kind of eating where people enjoy preparing meals.

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

4. Local _______ love Polyface because their products are exceptionally tasty and have more full flavor.

5. The meal was perfect, according to Pollan, not because of the food, but he took part in the ________ and preparation.

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