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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 hunter's _______ is the feeling of everything coming into sharp focus, and Pollan feels this during his first day.
2. What would the company that raised Pollan's steer not allow him to do?
3. Mushrooms, Pollan points out, can be ________, but they can also be deadly.
4. Pollan notes that the end meal was _______ for him, according to the book.
5. Humans, when faced with a new _______, often take a small amount and wait for the results.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pollan attempt to do as he is reading the book "Animal Liberation"?
2. What are the eating patterns in many American households today?
3. What do omnivores do when they are faced with a new food?
4. What is the other part of the meal that Pollan has to abandon as a part of his plan?
5. What is Pollan surprised about when he begins to eat the meal that he has prepared?
6. What does Garro bring to the meal that Pollan has already asked him to bring?
7. What is the irony that Pollan sees when he is looking over the delicious meal?
8. What does Pollan begin to experience after a day of hunting for a wild boar?
9. What does Pollan begin to realize as he is preparing for his hunter's license?
10. What does Salatin suggest stores should do with their food which might make consumers shop differently?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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