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 also have to abandon his idea of an abalone ____________ in his meal.
(a) Appetizer.
(b) Aperitif.
(c) Main course.
(d) Side dish.

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

3. What does Pollan not have ready when he is about to take down a boar, causing him to feel ashamed?
(a) Stance.
(b) Hat.
(c) Hand position.
(d) Gun.

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

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

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

7. What is a sign that the food is something that should not be eaten again?
(a) Stomachache.
(b) Good taste.
(c) Headache.
(d) Nutrients.

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

9. Pollan makes __________ toasts from the produce in his garden and bread that uses yeast he has gathered.
(a) Potato.
(b) Fava bean.
(c) Kale.
(d) Tomato.

10. Pollan also makes two entrees, one of grilled and one of braised __________.
(a) Chicken.
(b) Cow.
(c) Pork.
(d) Fish.

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

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

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

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

15. The family _______, one of the remaining parts of America's food culture, is in decline, according to Pollan.
(a) Supper.
(b) Dinner.
(c) Tea.
(d) Breakfast.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan thinks that if stores had to include __________ of how an item was produced, people would change their eating habits.

2. Some believe that human ________ is different from that of animals because humans are capable of suffering.

3. What does Pollan admit he liked more than he had anticipated liking?

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

5. Garro chops up the meat from the pig Pollan made, and they make a __________ for lunch.

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