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) Bland foods.
(b) The same foods.
(c) Easy to digest foods.
(d) Different foods.

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

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

4. The meal was perfect, according to Pollan, not because of the food, but he took part in the ________ and preparation.
(a) Arranging.
(b) Choosing.
(c) Killing.
(d) Spicing.

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

6. Humans also overcame their _________ in plants through cooking, grinding, or soaking the foods.
(a) Appetites.
(b) Stagnation.
(c) Defenses.
(d) Boredom.

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

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

9. 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.

10. Salatin disagrees with the idea that organic food is ___________.
(a) More intensive.
(b) Healthier.
(c) More expensive.
(d) Easier.

11. Garro chops up the meat from the pig Pollan made, and they make a __________ for lunch.
(a) Sandwich.
(b) Stew.
(c) Side dish.
(d) Ragout.

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

13. 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) Avoid.
(b) Supplement.
(c) Add to.
(d) Forget.

14. What does Pollan decide that he wants to gather from a local pond, though he ends up not using it?
(a) Seaweed.
(b) Mushroom.
(c) Salt.
(d) Algae.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Supporting farms help animals to have safer lives than they might have in the ________, according to Pollan.

2. Pollan tries to be vegetarian, but gives it up as he finds it less ________ and much more difficult.

3. _________ changed the way that humans ate, and put humans at the top of the food chain.

4. Bev sells to _______ worried about their children, and for those choosing to opt out of the industrial system.

5. __________ involves higher emotions of dread, shame, and fear, according to Pollan.

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