Omnivore's Dilemma Ch 6-7

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Omnivore’s Dilemma is a book written by American author Michael Pollan published in 2006 about what we should eat and what is considered healthy eating. If you have read it take the quiz and all the best.


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  • 1. 
    How much corn does the average American eat each year, wither directly or indirectly?
    • A. 

      A quarter ton

    • B. 

      A half a ton

    • C. 

      A ton

  • 2. 
    What happens in a wet mill?
    • A. 

      Corn is broken down and out back together.

    • B. 

      Corn is made into TV dinners.

    • C. 

      Corn is fed to the cows.

  • 3. 
    How much is the corn worth in an average box of box of breakfast cereal?
    • A. 

      $.01

    • B. 

      $.04

    • C. 

      $1

    • D. 

      $2

  • 4. 
    Approximately how much does a box of breakfast cereal cost?
    • A. 

      $1

    • B. 

      $2

    • C. 

      $3

    • D. 

      $4

  • 5. 
    What is "Resistant Starch"?
    • A. 

      A special kind of starch that is used to make instant pudding.

    • B. 

      "Food" that your body cannot digest, so it goes right through your body. You do not get calories or fat from it.

  • 6. 
    Chapter 7: The food companies are not only trying to get us to pay more for the same food. They are also trying to get us to eat more of it. Which of the following statistics reflect the current situation in the U.S.
    • A. 

      3 of every 5 Americans are overweight

    • B. 

      1 of every 5 Americans is obese

    • C. 

      17% of kids age 6-9 are obese

    • D. 

      One in three (YIKES!) children born in 2000 will develop Type 2 diabetes

    • E. 

      Each year, from 1971-2006, more children are obese.

  • 7. 
    Since 1977, how much has the average American's intake of food jumped?
    • A. 

      2%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      10%

  • 8. 
    You are going to have to do some math for this problem!  The average American in 2006 eats how many more pounds of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) than he did in 1985, per year?
    • A. 

      5 pounds

    • B. 

      10 pounds

    • C. 

      13 pounds

    • D. 

      20 pounds.

  • 9. 
    People do not like to appear like a glutton. A "Glutton" is a person who eats too much. Because of this, people are reluctant to buy a second serving of french fries. However, David Wallerstein discovered an easy way to get people to eat more food. What did he discover?
    • A. 

      That if you put food in pretty packages, people eat more.

    • B. 

      That is you out food in bigger packages, people eat more.

    • C. 

      That if you make food sweeter, people eat more.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    Human hunger is interesting. Be sure to read all of p 82 and 83 before answering these questions. Check all that are true. There should be 4.
    • A. 

      Humans naturally stop eating when they are full.

    • B. 

      Humans do not naturally stop eating when they are full

    • C. 

      Humans have a built in sweet-tooth

    • D. 

      Humans have an instinct to eat a lot of sweet or fatty food

    • E. 

      Humans will generally eat more than they should, when they are surrounded by too much high-fat, high calorie food.

  • 11. 
    Why are the health problems associated with eating too much often associated with being poor?
    • A. 

      Because unhealthy food is cheaper

    • B. 

      Because healthy food is cheaper

  • 12. 
    What is one fact that was interesting or surprising to you in these two chapters?