The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Michael Pollan
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan makes __________ toasts from the produce in his garden and bread that uses yeast he has gathered.

2. America does not have consistent eating _______, which is what has caused a national eating disorder.

3. The early researcher notes that _______ can be the result of situations that remind humans of their animal nature.

4. Pollan points out that humans are happy to eat what _________ eat, as this communicates the safety of food.

5. Pollan wants to create a meal in full ________ of the foods involved and how they came to be on his table.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The organic farmers talk about how there is a price to pay when they want to be productive.

Part 1: Do you think that organic farming can ever be pure farming?

Part 2: Why do you think that organic farmers still grow their crops in an industrial way?

Part 3: Is there anything wrong with organic farmers being more industrial in their techniques?

Essay Topic 3

Polyface Farm also strives to live off the grid in an effort to use as few resources as possible.

Part 1: Do you think it's possible for you to live without depending on the grid?

Part 2: Why do you think a person might want to live off the grid?

Part 3: How would your live change if you were to start living off the grid?

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