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 notes that the end meal was _______ for him, according to the book.
(a) Perfect.
(b) Anticlimactic.
(c) Boring.
(d) Difficult.

2. What would the company that raised Pollan's steer not allow him to do?
(a) Pay for his steer.
(b) Take any notes.
(c) Watch it be processed.
(d) Come to see the farm.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What was the primary emotion that Pollan feels when he shoots and kills his first boar?
(a) Shame.
(b) Anger.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Boredom.

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

11. Pollan equates the feeling of everything coming into focused while also being completely relaxed to being ________.
(a) Stoned.
(b) With friends.
(c) On a long run.
(d) Asleep.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan doesn't feel the same about the picture a few months later and wonders which emotion is more accurate - the happiness or the ________.

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

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

4. Bev notes that he only has to sell the idea of the ______ in order to sell the higher priced food.

5. Store purchased foods, according to Salatin, do not take into consideration environmental and health ________.

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