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

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

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

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

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

6. __________ is another tool that humans use to decide if a food is good to eat, which helps to avoid foods that smell rotten.
(a) Disgust.
(b) Revulsion.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Pleasure.

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

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

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

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

11. Pollan tries to be vegetarian, but gives it up as he finds it less ________ and much more difficult.
(a) Exciting.
(b) Socially acceptable.
(c) Innovative.
(d) Nutritious.

12. The modern CAFO does not take into consideration the _________ of an animal when processing them.
(a) Situation.
(b) Pain.
(c) Family.
(d) Generations.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan wants to create a meal in full ________ of the foods involved and how they came to be on his table.

2. The alliance between chefs and small farmers is what helps _____________ flourish.

3. Both food that is prepared and harvested as well as that from a store should be a part of an occasional _______ meal.

4. Pollan has never ________ before he begins the new opportunity to learn about food chains.

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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