Omnivore's Dilemma Chapter 12

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Omnivores Dilemma Chapter 12 - Quiz

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There is hope for the world! Here is an inspiring chapter of what our food system could look like.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was Pollan doing on his first day that made him so tired?

    • A.

      Lifting and throwing hay

    • B.

      Working in the garden

    • C.

      Fixing tractors

    Correct Answer
    A. Lifting and throwing hay
    Explanation
    On his first day, Pollan was lifting and throwing hay, which explains why he was so tired. This physical labor requires significant strength and endurance, as hay bales can be heavy and cumbersome to handle. The repetitive motion of lifting and throwing hay can quickly exhaust the body, leading to fatigue. Therefore, it is understandable that Pollan felt tired after engaging in this activity.

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  • 2. 

    What are some of the things that are raised on Polyface Farm? Check 5.

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Beef

    • C.

      Hamsters

    • D.

      Grapes

    • E.

      Sun flowers

    • F.

      Tomatoes

    • G.

      Berries

    • H.

      Guinea pigs

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chicken
    B. Beef
    D. Grapes
    F. Tomatoes
    G. Berries
    Explanation
    Polyface Farm raises a variety of things including chicken, beef, grapes, tomatoes, and berries. These items are commonly found on a farm and are likely part of the farm's agricultural operations.

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  • 3. 

    What does Joel say he does for a living?

    • A.

      Raise animals

    • B.

      Raise grass

    • C.

      Run a farm

    Correct Answer
    B. Raise grass
    Explanation
    Joel says he raises grass for a living.

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  • 4. 

    Why do the chickens follow the  cattle?

    • A.

      That is how it is in nature- birds follow and clean up after the herbivores.

    • B.

      Salatin is not sure why he has the chickens follow the cows.

    • C.

      They clean up after the cows, eating the grub and larva out of the cow poop

    • D.

      While the chickens are nibbling, they add nitrogen to the pasture with their own manure.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. That is how it is in nature- birds follow and clean up after the herbivores.
    C. They clean up after the cows, eating the grub and larva out of the cow poop
    D. While the chickens are nibbling, they add nitrogen to the pasture with their own manure.
    Explanation
    Chickens follow cattle in nature because they have a natural instinct to clean up after herbivores. They eat the grub and larva out of the cow poop, which helps to keep the pasture clean. Additionally, while the chickens are nibbling, they contribute nitrogen to the pasture with their own manure.

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  • 5. 

    Almost everything used on Polyface farm grows

    • A.

      In Texas

    • B.

      Far away

    • C.

      In Iowa

    • D.

      On the farm

    Correct Answer
    D. On the farm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on the farm". This means that almost everything used on Polyface farm grows directly on the farm itself. This suggests that the farm is self-sustaining and produces its own resources, without needing to rely on external sources such as Texas or Iowa.

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