The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Test | Final 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. Buying local foods grown in a __________ manner underwrites a set of values important to the people.

2. Neither being ignorant or aware is a completely _________ way of eating in the world today.

3. The local food movement doesn't have to combat ___________; it simply offers an alternative, according to Pollan.

4. Who did Pollan ask for a detailed account of what happens when a steer is processed?

5. Overcoming human senses had sometimes been vital, as in the case of bitter ______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pollan attempt to do as he is reading the book "Animal Liberation"?

3. What does Pollan believe that CAFO does not take into consideration when processing meat?

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

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

6. What is the irony that Pollan sees when he is looking over the delicious meal?

7. Why does Salatin disagree with the argument that organic food costs too much?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Locally grown foods are said to taste better than those that are shipped from far away places.

Part 1: Do you think local foods are better for those who eat them?

Part 2: Why do you think locally grown foods might taste better?

Part 3: How do you choose your foods - price or taste?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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