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Michael Pollan
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Pollan take his family at the end of this section of the book?
(a) Wendy's.
(b) Burger King.
(c) Taco Bell.
(d) McDonald's.

2. What is the book that is considered to be the organic grower's bible?
(a) Growing in the Dirt.
(b) An Agricultural Testament.
(c) Growing with Dirt.
(d) A New View.

3. Pollan hopes to bring the reader back to their original _______ of food.
(a) Source.
(b) Idea.
(c) Religion.
(d) Book.

4. Where is the farm that George Naylor runs when Pollan goes to visit him to learn more?
(a) Ohio.
(b) Nebraska.
(c) Kansas.
(d) Iowa.

5. Salatin uses the animals to create a _________ system that also bolsters efficiency on the farm.
(a) Probiotic.
(b) Symbiotic.
(c) Embryonic.
(d) Pastoral.

Short Answer Questions

1. Every day, Salatin moves his cattle to a new _________ every day to ensure balance.

2. What is the ingredient that is broken into glucose and sweeteners, including high fructose corn syrup?

3. The Naylor farm has turned from a diverse farm to one that has become a _________ production mecca.

4. Salatin pushes for the right to opt out of ____________ of his farm, according to the book.

5. The soda industry began to ______ their sodas, which led people to drink more and to buy more.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Naylor admit that he and most other growers grow in their corn fields?

2. What are the three different parts of the food chain that Pollan follows in this book?

3. What happens to the cows that produce organic milk for places like Whole Foods, according to Pollan?

4. What indicates a higher ratio of corn being eaten in a human's diet?

5. What is the history of Polyface Farm, according to the book?

6. What does the Salatin farm not need to use because it practices other methods of pest control and fertilization?

7. Why is high fructose corn syrup used in sodas today instead of regular sugar?

8. What did Pollan feel about the meal that he had that was made from all organic foods?

9. Describe the Salatin farm as Pollan views it in the book from his experiences visiting there.

10. What are some of the compounds that are derived from the various parts of the corn kernel?

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