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

Michael Pollan
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 113 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Salatin uses the animals to create a _________ system that also bolsters efficiency on the farm.

2. Hybrid corn is a __________ hog, according to this chapter, and is able to be grown without disruption of fertility issues.

3. Pollan points out that the Republic of _______ exists today because of all of the excess corn in the market.

4. A new program was introduced to pay the farmers directly for the difference in price between the target and the selling price of ________.

5. The push for corn has also led to the industrialization of _______ farms, according to Naylor.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Garro bring to the meal that Pollan has already asked him to bring?

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

3. What are the reasons why Pollan calls farms and humans imperfect natural systems?

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

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

6. What does the lack of a good culture in America cause among people?

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

8. What are the eating patterns in many American households today?

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

10. What is in the meal that Pollan makes at the end of this section, which he describes as being phenomenal?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Much of the image of what 'organic' is may not be true, according to Pollan's findings.

Part 1: Why do you think people are so drawn to the idea of something being organic?

Part 2: Do you choose organic foods? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think a person can make a more informed decision about the foods they buy and eat?

Essay Topic 2

The industrial method of growing corn appears to be causing more environmental damage than many might believe.

Part 1: Do you think farmers consider the environmental damage when growing corn?

Part 2: Do you think that farming can be more efficient? How?

Part 3: Why do you think industrial farming is so inefficient today?

Essay Topic 3

The main theme of the book is the omnivore's dilemma and it's one that Pollan returns to again and again.

Part 1: Do you think you face a dilemma when you sit down to eat?

Part 2: Why do you think Pollan believes that the dilemma is important?

Part 3: Should people think about where their food comes from or why they choose certain foods?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 1,793 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Lesson Plans
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals from BookRags. (c)2015 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.