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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. The _________ is one of the specialized animals that Pollan points out as having no issues with eating.
(a) Koala.
(b) Mosquito.
(c) Lion.
(d) Horse.

2. Every day, Salatin moves his cattle to a new _________ every day to ensure balance.
(a) Pen.
(b) Pasture.
(c) Row.
(d) Farm.

3. Pollan learns that most organic _______ comes from factory farms, even though they seem to be "better."
(a) Crackers.
(b) Chips.
(c) Milk.
(d) Vegetables.

4. _________ Farm started out as a small farm that sold pre-bagged salad mix, according to the book.
(a) Greenworks.
(b) Waterworks.
(c) Earthville.
(d) Earthbound.

5. Pollan looks over the land and it makes him think of _________, which is something marketers now try to sell.
(a) Pastoral.
(b) Postcard.
(c) Family.
(d) Ancient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gene Kahn is the founder of ______ Farm, which is a giant organic company that uses industrial methods.

2. Organic farms might still look like industrial farms, but they do not use ___________.

3. What does Naylor avoid when he is growing his crop on his farm?

4. Pollan points out that the Republic of _______ exists today because of all of the excess corn in the market.

5. What is the book that is considered to be the organic grower's bible?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pollan point out as being the ingredients that are in a common breakfast cereal?

3. Why does most of the corn planting farming rely on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO)?

4. What happens during the wet mill process of processing corn?

5. What is the hybrid corn that is described in this section of the book?

6. What happened as a result of corn having mutated early on in its use?

7. What does a person need to know in order to succeed with grass farming?

8. What are three of the benefits to grass farming, as outlined by Pollan?

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

10. What is the main idea behind the process of grass farming?

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