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

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

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

4. Neither being ignorant or aware is a completely _________ way of eating in the world today.
(a) Sustainable.
(b) Attainable.
(c) Avoidable.
(d) Movable.

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

6. Pollan sees some mushrooms which he believes to be ___________, though he is not sure enough to eat them.
(a) Reishi.
(b) Morel.
(c) Chanterelles.
(d) Ordinary.

7. Pollan notes it is ironic that in order to make a delicious meal, one must destroy a _______ first.
(a) Ecosystem.
(b) Food.
(c) Way of life.
(d) Night.

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

9. Pollan admits that losing ________ does force the human to lose a part of his or her culture as well as his or her nature.
(a) Meat.
(b) Grains.
(c) Vegetables.
(d) Corn.

10. __________ involves higher emotions of dread, shame, and fear, according to Pollan.
(a) Suffering.
(b) Consequence.
(c) Society.
(d) Moral drama.

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

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

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

14. 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.
(a) Forget.
(b) Supplement.
(c) Add to.
(d) Avoid.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Buying local foods grown in a __________ manner underwrites a set of values important to the people.

3. Pollan doesn't feel the same about the picture a few months later and wonders which emotion is more accurate - the happiness or the ________.

4. What does Pollan decide that he wants to gather from a local pond, though he ends up not using it?

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

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