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

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

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

4. The meal also brings ________ to the table, which is another way of saying thanks to the animals.
(a) Culture.
(b) Reserve.
(c) Honor.
(d) Grace.

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

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

7. Depending on how the animals were ________, different foods can contain different amounts of omega fatty acids.
(a) Moved.
(b) Impregnated.
(c) Fertilized.
(d) Fed.

8. Americans can develop an eating culture that allows omnivores to eat without _____, according to Pollan, and with full consciousness.
(a) Boredom.
(b) Dread.
(c) Fear.
(d) Pain.

9. Some believe that human ________ is different from that of animals because humans are capable of suffering.
(a) Pain.
(b) Existence.
(c) Eating.
(d) Relationships.

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

11. Pollan wants to create a meal in full ________ of the foods involved and how they came to be on his table.
(a) Truth.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Consciousness.
(d) Transparency.

12. Pollan wants to say ________ to the animals for the meal, but realizes this is already in the meal.
(a) Prayers.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Grace.
(d) Thanks.

13. As ________ has become popular, animal rights activists have been highlighting the unethical treatment of animals.
(a) Flexitarianism.
(b) Inclusion.
(c) Meat eating.
(d) Vegetarianism.

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

15. Pollan thinks that if stores had to include __________ of how an item was produced, people would change their eating habits.
(a) Numbers.
(b) Movies.
(c) Stories.
(d) Photos.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would the company that raised Pollan's steer not allow him to do?

2. Garro offers to help Pollan go out to look for __________ with others.

3. The family _______, one of the remaining parts of America's food culture, is in decline, according to Pollan.

4. Pollan and the guests at the dinner achieve the pleasures of the ________, a camaraderie during the meal.

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

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