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. Store purchased foods, according to Salatin, do not take into consideration environmental and health ________.
(a) Movements.
(b) Costs.
(c) Benefits.
(d) Instructions.

2. _________ changed the way that humans ate, and put humans at the top of the food chain.
(a) Stores.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Gathering.

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

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

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

6. ________ help pair foods that complement one another not just in flavor, but in use as well.
(a) Cuisines.
(b) Meal plans.
(c) Dieticians.
(d) Medicine men.

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

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

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

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

11. Pollan has never ________ before he begins the new opportunity to learn about food chains.
(a) Stolen.
(b) Cooked.
(c) Hunted.
(d) Baked.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Neither being ignorant or aware is a completely _________ way of eating in the world today.

2. The local food movement doesn't have to combat ___________; it simply offers an alternative, according to Pollan.

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

4. Americans can develop an eating culture that allows omnivores to eat without _____, according to Pollan, and with full consciousness.

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

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