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 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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

For those who don't make a lot of money, fast food is a way to get higher calorie meals for less money.

Part 1: Do you think fast food is a bad thing?

Part 2: Why do you think lower income families choose fast food over healthy foods?

Part 3: How do you think fast food restaurants and grocery stores could help lower income families eat better?

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