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 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?

Essay Topic 2

The food industry, according to Pollan, relies on two imperfect natural systems - the farm and the human.

Part 1: What do you think might create a more perfect system for farming?

Part 2: Is it even possible to have a perfect system for farming?

Part 3: Do you think the farms or the humans are more to blame for the troubles in the food chain right now?

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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