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. Who has helped Bev out by giving him a lot of produce to get by?
(a) Naylor.
(b) No one.
(c) Pollan.
(d) Salatin.

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

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

4. _________ hunters are hugely secretive, according to Pollan's observations.
(a) Mussel.
(b) Mushroom.
(c) Wild boar.
(d) Abalone.

5. Singer argues that a lifetime of __________ for an animal does not justify the pleasure of a man's taste buds.
(a) Boredom.
(b) Revelation.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Suffering.

6. Overcoming human senses had sometimes been vital, as in the case of bitter ______________.
(a) Spices.
(b) Meats.
(c) Teas.
(d) Medicinal plants.

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

8. What is the herbal tea that Pollan makes to help finish off the meal he has made?
(a) Mint.
(b) Fig.
(c) Chamomile.
(d) Lavender.

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

10. What is the number of the steer that Pollan has picked out for his meal?
(a) 534.
(b) 2891.
(c) 243.
(d) 1489.

11. The alliance between chefs and small farmers is what helps _____________ flourish.
(a) Local economies.
(b) Cooking schools.
(c) Schools.
(d) Grocery stores.

12. 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) Disease.
(d) Industrialization.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Pollan also makes two entrees, one of grilled and one of braised __________.

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

4. Humans, when faced with a new _______, often take a small amount and wait for the results.

5. The meal was perfect, according to Pollan, not because of the food, but he took part in the ________ and preparation.

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