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

2. There are parts of the world, Pollan points out, where the only use of the land is for _______, otherwise it would be useless.
(a) Moving.
(b) Display.
(c) Grazing.
(d) Farming.

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

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

5. The local food movement doesn't have to combat ___________; it simply offers an alternative, according to Pollan.
(a) Organic foods.
(b) Hunting and gathering.
(c) Industrialization.
(d) Disease.

6. Who is considered to be the first researcher of the omnivore's dilemma?
(a) Pollan.
(b) Naylor.
(c) Rozin.
(d) Garro.

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

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

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

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

11. A new economy, based on a new way of __________, demands a new kind of eating where people enjoy preparing meals.
(a) Farming.
(b) Buying.
(c) Shopping.
(d) Delivering.

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

13. 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.

14. Local _______ love Polyface because their products are exceptionally tasty and have more full flavor.
(a) Nursing homes.
(b) Chefs.
(c) Grocers.
(d) Teachers.

15. __________ 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) Happiness.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Revulsion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Pollan eating when he attempts to read Peter Singer's book?

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

3. Industrial communities sell __________, while the artisinal sells a special product.

4. Pollan argues that ______ should be the basis for a new revolution, since it is what sustains and helps define culture.

5. It is not uncommon today to have all family members eating ___________ at different times.

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