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 also makes two entrees, one of grilled and one of braised __________.
(a) Fish.
(b) Pork.
(c) Cow.
(d) Chicken.

2. How many boars do Pollan and the others find when they go back to hunt after lunch?
(a) Four.
(b) None.
(c) Ten.
(d) Three.

3. 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) Fish.
(b) Chimp.
(c) Horse.
(d) Cow.

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

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

6. A new economy, based on a new way of __________, demands a new kind of eating where people enjoy preparing meals.
(a) Shopping.
(b) Buying.
(c) Farming.
(d) Delivering.

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

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

9. What would the company that raised Pollan's steer not allow him to do?
(a) Come to see the farm.
(b) Pay for his steer.
(c) Watch it be processed.
(d) Take any notes.

10. Overcoming human senses had sometimes been vital, as in the case of bitter ______________.
(a) Teas.
(b) Spices.
(c) Medicinal plants.
(d) Meats.

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

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

13. _________ changed the way that humans ate, and put humans at the top of the food chain.
(a) Cooking.
(b) Stores.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Gathering.

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

15. Activists appear to look at the __________ animal, which is not applicable to the natural world.
(a) Distinct.
(b) Relationship of an.
(c) Individual.
(d) Species of an.

Short Answer Questions

1. Depending on how the animals were ________, different foods can contain different amounts of omega fatty acids.

2. Pairing raw fish with _______ makes sense as this condiment had antibacterial properties.

3. The meal also brings ________ to the table, which is another way of saying thanks to the animals.

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

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

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