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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 alliance between chefs and small farmers is what helps _____________ flourish.
(a) Schools.
(b) Grocery stores.
(c) Cooking schools.
(d) Local economies.

2. Activists appear to look at the __________ animal, which is not applicable to the natural world.
(a) Distinct.
(b) Relationship of an.
(c) Individual.
(d) Species of an.

3. _________ changed the way that humans ate, and put humans at the top of the food chain.
(a) Hunting.
(b) Gathering.
(c) Stores.
(d) Cooking.

4. Bev notes that he only has to sell the idea of the ______ in order to sell the higher priced food.
(a) Farm.
(b) Organics.
(c) Health benefits.
(d) Fertilizer.

5. Garro chops up the meat from the pig Pollan made, and they make a __________ for lunch.
(a) Sandwich.
(b) Ragout.
(c) Side dish.
(d) Stew.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. __________ involves higher emotions of dread, shame, and fear, according to Pollan.

3. Pollan tries to be vegetarian, but gives it up as he finds it less ________ and much more difficult.

4. __________ is another tool that humans use to decide if a food is good to eat, which helps to avoid foods that smell rotten.

5. How many boars do Pollan and the others find when they go back to hunt after lunch?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pollan feel when a boar is right before him and his gun was not cocked?

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

4. What is the fundamental argument in Singer's book about the ethics of meat?

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

6. Where can Pollan buy some of the Salatin farm's produce?

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

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

9. What are some of the ways in which humans have learned to overcome the plant's defenses?

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

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