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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. Who is considered to be the first researcher of the omnivore's dilemma?
(a) Naylor.
(b) Garro.
(c) Pollan.
(d) Rozin.

2. What is Pollan eating when he attempts to read Peter Singer's book?
(a) A salad.
(b) Fish.
(c) Steak.
(d) McDonald's.

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

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

5. Pollan sees some mushrooms which he believes to be ___________, though he is not sure enough to eat them.
(a) Chanterelles.
(b) Reishi.
(c) Morel.
(d) Ordinary.

Short Answer Questions

1. There are parts of the world, Pollan points out, where the only use of the land is for _______, otherwise it would be useless.

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

3. Americans can develop an eating culture that allows omnivores to eat without _____, according to Pollan, and with full consciousness.

4. Pollan believes that the hunter and gatherer food chain is the most ___________.

5. Pollan also have to abandon his idea of an abalone ____________ in his meal.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pollan point out about the loss of meat in one's diet?

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

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

5. What does Pollan suggest that our intelligence allows a person to do that an animal cannot?

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

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

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

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

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

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