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. What is the number of the steer that Pollan has picked out for his meal?

2. Garro offers to help Pollan go out to look for __________ with others.

3. __________ is another tool that humans use to decide if a food is good to eat, which helps to avoid foods that smell rotten.

4. The meal also brings ________ to the table, which is another way of saying thanks to the animals.

5. What does Pollan do with Garro, even though he has to turn away from disgust at one point?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the reason why Garro hunts for the food in the woods?

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

4. Why is there a national eating disorder, according to Pollan's findings?

5. Why does Pollan think that the hunter-gatherer food chain is not a realistic choice?

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

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

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

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

10. Where can Pollan buy some of the Salatin farm's produce?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Corn is a food that seems to be dominant in the food chain, with it being a food for animals as well as a food for humans.

Part 1: Is it a good idea to have one food be so dominant in a food culture?

Part 2: Why do you think corn is something that is so dominant in the food culture?

Part 3: How do you think society can get away from corn or can it?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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