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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. Pollan also have to abandon his idea of an abalone ____________ in his meal.
(a) Main course.
(b) Appetizer.
(c) Aperitif.
(d) Side dish.

2. A new economy, based on a new way of __________, demands a new kind of eating where people enjoy preparing meals.
(a) Farming.
(b) Delivering.
(c) Buying.
(d) Shopping.

3. Buying local foods grown in a __________ manner underwrites a set of values important to the people.
(a) Organic.
(b) Plentiful.
(c) Industrial.
(d) Sustainable.

4. Pollan is disgusted when he looks at a picture of himself with his kill and sees ________.
(a) A somber expression.
(b) His grin.
(c) Blood.
(d) The eyes of the boar.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bev deal in that is causing him a lot of financial problems?

2. Pollan admits that losing ________ does force the human to lose a part of his or her culture as well as his or her nature.

3. What is the name of Peter's Singer's book that informs the beginning of this chapter?

4. What would the company that raised Pollan's steer not allow him to do?

5. Garro chops up the meat from the pig Pollan made, and they make a __________ for lunch.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Pollan think that the hunter-gatherer food chain is not a realistic choice?

3. Why does Salatin disagree with the argument that organic food costs too much?

4. What does Pollan begin to experience after a day of hunting for a wild boar?

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

6. What does Pollan attempt to do as he is reading the book "Animal Liberation"?

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

8. What are some of the downsides for shopping for local, sustainably grown foods?

9. What is the reason why Garro hunts for the food in the woods?

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

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