Omnivore's Dilemma Ch 6-7

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Omnivores Dilemma Ch 6-7 - Quiz

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

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

  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. A ton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a ton. This means that the average American consumes approximately one ton of corn each year, either directly or indirectly. This includes corn consumption in various forms such as corn syrup, corn oil, and corn-fed livestock products. Corn is a staple ingredient in many processed foods and is also used as animal feed, making it a significant part of the American diet.

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  • 3. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Corn is broken down and out back together.
    Explanation
    In a wet mill, corn is broken down into its various components, such as starch, protein, and fiber, through a process called wet milling. This involves soaking the corn in water and then grinding it to separate the different parts. These components are then processed further and used in various products, such as food additives, sweeteners, and biofuels. The phrase "broken down and put back together" implies the separation of corn into its different parts and the subsequent reassembly or utilization of these components for different purposes.

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  • 4. 

    How much is the corn worth in an average box of box of breakfast cereal?

    • A.

      $.01

    • B.

      $.04

    • C.

      $1

    • D.

      $2

    Correct Answer
    B. $.04
    Explanation
    The corn in an average box of breakfast cereal is worth $0.04. This suggests that the cereal contains a small amount of corn as an ingredient, and its value is relatively low compared to the other options provided.

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  • 5. 

    Approximately how much does a box of breakfast cereal cost?

    • A.

      $1

    • B.

      $2

    • C.

      $3

    • D.

      $4

    Correct Answer
    D. $4
    Explanation
    The given answer states that a box of breakfast cereal costs $4. This suggests that the price of a box of breakfast cereal is $4.

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  • 6. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. "Food" that your body cannot digest, so it goes right through your body. You do not get calories or fat from it.
    Explanation
    Resistant starch is described as "food" that cannot be digested by the body and passes through without providing calories or fat. This explanation aligns with the answer choice provided, stating that resistant starch is not digestible and does not contribute to caloric intake or fat absorption.

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  • 7. 

    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.

    Correct Answer(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.
    Explanation
    The given statistics reflect the current situation in the U.S. regarding the increasing rates of obesity and overweight individuals. Three out of every five Americans are overweight, indicating a significant portion of the population has excess body weight. Additionally, one out of every five Americans is obese, meaning they have a higher level of body fat and are at a greater risk for health issues. Furthermore, 17% of children aged 6-9 are obese, highlighting the concerning prevalence of obesity among young individuals. The statement about one in three children born in 2000 developing Type 2 diabetes emphasizes the long-term consequences of the obesity epidemic. Lastly, the fact that each year from 1971-2006, more children are becoming obese demonstrates a consistent trend of increasing childhood obesity rates.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      2%

    • B.

      5%

    • C.

      10%

    Correct Answer
    C. 10%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10% because the question asks about the increase in the average American's intake of food since 1977. Out of the given options, 10% is the highest percentage and indicates the largest jump in food intake.

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  • 9. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. 13 pounds
    Explanation
    In 2006, the average American eats 13 pounds more of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) per year compared to 1985.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. That is you out food in bigger packages, people eat more.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that if you put food in bigger packages, people eat more. This is because people tend to associate larger portion sizes with more value and are more likely to consume more food when it is presented in bigger packages. This phenomenon is known as the "portion size effect" and has been observed in various studies. By increasing the package size, David Wallerstein discovered that people were more willing to consume a second serving of french fries, despite their initial reluctance to appear like a glutton.

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  • 11. 

    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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    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.
    Explanation
    The answer choices that are true according to the information on pages 82 and 83 are: Humans do not naturally stop eating when they are full, Humans have a built-in sweet tooth, Humans have an instinct to eat a lot of sweet or fatty food, and Humans will generally eat more than they should when they are surrounded by too much high-fat, high-calorie food.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Because unhealthy food is cheaper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because unhealthy food is cheaper." This is because processed and unhealthy foods tend to be more affordable and readily available, especially in low-income areas. On the other hand, healthier options such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can be more expensive and less accessible. As a result, individuals with limited financial resources may be more likely to rely on cheaper, unhealthy food options, which can contribute to various health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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