Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The grass also gets a chance to ________ when the cattle is moved around.
2. Each acre of corn, according to Pollan needs to have _________ gallons of fossil fuel to support it.
3. Pollan learns that most organic _______ comes from factory farms, even though they seem to be "better."
4. _________ Farm started out as a small farm that sold pre-bagged salad mix, according to the book.
5. What do many farmers rely on in order to create higher yields at their farms?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pollan suggest that our intelligence allows a person to do that an animal cannot?
2. What is another impact of the push for corn in farming, related to another type of industrialized food supply?
3. What is the history of Polyface Farm, according to the book?
4. What happened as a result of corn having mutated early on in its use?
5. What is the other part of the meal that Pollan has to abandon as a part of his plan?
6. Why is Pollan disgusted by the picture of him with a pig that he hunted?
7. Why do humans have the problem of the omnivore's dilemma, according to Pollan?
8. Why is high fructose corn syrup used in sodas today instead of regular sugar?
9. What does Pollan point out as being the ingredients that are in a common breakfast cereal?
10. What are some of the downsides for shopping for local, sustainably grown foods?
The prices of organic and sustainably grown foods is higher than regular foods.
Part 1: Do you mind paying higher prices for better food?
Part 2: Why do you think organic and sustainably grown foods have to cost more?
Part 3: Do you think higher food prices keep some people away from these types of foods?
The idea behind grass farming is to begin and end with a highly renewable resource - grass.
Part 1: Why do you think Salatin decided to be a grass farmer?
Part 2: Does the idea of being a grass farmer seem like a lot of work?
Part 3: How do you think an industrial farmer could implement the ideas of grass farming. Or couldn't they?
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?
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