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

2. Pollan wants to create a meal in full ________ of the foods involved and how they came to be on his table.
(a) Transparency.
(b) Truth.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Consciousness.

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

4. There are parts of the world, Pollan points out, where the only use of the land is for _______, otherwise it would be useless.
(a) Moving.
(b) Farming.
(c) Grazing.
(d) Display.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan argues that ______ should be the basis for a new revolution, since it is what sustains and helps define culture.

2. Pollan sees some mushrooms which he believes to be ___________, though he is not sure enough to eat them.

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

4. Pollan has never ________ before he begins the new opportunity to learn about food chains.

5. Pollan and the guests at the dinner achieve the pleasures of the ________, a camaraderie during the meal.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pollan point out as being a failing of the industrialized food chain?

2. What does Salatin suggest stores should do with their food which might make consumers shop differently?

3. Why is Bev having troubles getting his eggs into stores and into the market?

4. What does Pollan try to make, but then decides that he shouldn't use it because it doesn't seem right?

5. What is the other part of the meal that Pollan has to abandon as a part of his plan?

6. How does Pollan change his eating habits after reading "Animal Liberation"?

7. What does Pollan begin to realize as he is preparing for his hunter's license?

8. Why is Pollan disgusted by the picture of him with a pig that he hunted?

9. What is Pollan surprised about when he begins to eat the meal that he has prepared?

10. Why do humans seem to eat what other humans eat, according to Pollan?

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