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

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

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

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

5. ________ help pair foods that complement one another not just in flavor, but in use as well.
(a) Cuisines.
(b) Dieticians.
(c) Meal plans.
(d) Medicine men.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

15. Pollan points out that humans are happy to eat what _________ eat, as this communicates the safety of food.
(a) Books say to.
(b) Teachers say to.
(c) Cooking shows.
(d) Other humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan sees some mushrooms which he believes to be ___________, though he is not sure enough to eat them.

2. Pollan notes that the end meal was _______ for him, according to the book.

3. Mushrooms, Pollan points out, can be ________, but they can also be deadly.

4. Salatin disagrees with the idea that organic food is ___________.

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

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