The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Pollan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The soda industry began to ______ their sodas, which led people to drink more and to buy more.

2. Corn ________ early on to mass produce, but this also made the plant dependent on humans and animals.

3. What is the name of the person who began to take away the programs to help the farmers?

4. Wallerstein originally worked for a _______ where he learned he could entice people to buy more with larger sizes.

5. The pastures are filled with native grasses that actually benefit from ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What indicates a higher ratio of corn being eaten in a human's diet?

2. What does Pollan point out is the start of any of the foods in the food chain, which came as a surprise to him?

3. What are the three different parts of the food chain that Pollan follows in this book?

4. What are some of the compounds that are derived from the various parts of the corn kernel?

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

6. What does Pollan point out as a downside of there being more organic farms around today?

7. What is corn starch broken down into after it has been processed in the wet milling process?

8. Why do humans have the problem of the omnivore's dilemma, according to Pollan?

9. What did Pollan feel about the meal that he had that was made from all organic foods?

10. What does Pollan note as being a problem with organic foods being labeled as organic, as shown in the example of the lettuce?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The way that the cows are handled in industrial farms allows more chance of disease to the cow and to the human who eats the beef.

Part 1: How do you think animals should be treated when they are being raised as food?

Part 2: Do you think it's right to eat animals?

Part 3: Why do you think animals' health and well-being aren't always supported by those who raise them?

Essay Topic 2

Salatin talks to Pollan about the ways in which a farm can grow in line with the Earth to be more productive and healthy.

Part 1: Do you think that organic growing is the best way to grow for food supplies?

Part 2: Why do you think organic growing methods aren't always the best choice?

Part 3: Do you think that organic growing is more of a trend than a way of life?

Essay Topic 3

Salatin's farming methods focus on efficiency and building up a system that helps maintain itself.

Part 1: How do you think industrial farms lack efficiency?

Part 2: Why do you think natural farming methods are more efficient?

Part 3: Do you think every farmer can be more efficient?

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