Omnivore's Dilemma Ch 4-5

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Hi Team! Remember that this is not really a quiz! They are comprehension questions. I just want a way to make sure that you are understanding the material. Also, remember that any of the essay or fill in the blank questions need to be corrected by me, later. They will not show up on your score. Note: at the end, I will ask you what is one fact that was interesting or surprising to you. As you read, make note of interesting passages. Enjoy!


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  • 1. 
    Two companies guide corn's path every step of the way. These companies are Cargill and ADM. What do they do? There is more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      They sell pesticides and fertilizers to the farmers.

    • B. 

      They operate most of the grain elevators.

    • C. 

      The mill the corn into different parts to be used in processed food.

    • D. 

      They feed the corn to livestock, and then slaughter the cornfed animals. They feed the corn to livestock and then slaughter the corn-fed animals.

    • E. 

      They write many of the rules that govern the entire industry.

  • 2. 
    Chapter 5: What costs more?
    • A. 

      A farmer to grow feed corn

    • B. 

      A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) to buy feed corn.

  • 3. 
    Cows are meant to eat
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Grass

    • C. 

      Wheat

    • D. 

      Meat

  • 4. 
    Why are cattle forced to eat corn? Note: There is one reason mentioned in Chapter 5, but I think that you know some other reasons. Choose 2 from the list.
    • A. 

      It is tasty

    • B. 

      It fattens them up quickly.

    • C. 

      It is cheap

    • D. 

      Cattle are perfectly healthy eating corn.

  • 5. 
    What is included in Cattle food? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Parts of other cows

    • C. 

      Feather meal and chicken litter

    • D. 

      Chicken, fish and pig meal

  • 6. 
    Most of the animals in a feedlot are
    • A. 

      Healthy

    • B. 

      Sick

  • 7. 
    What fact was interesting or surprising to you?