Omnivore's Dilemma Ch 9

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Omnivores Dilemma Ch 9 - Quiz

Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals is a non-fiction book by Michael Pollan. It basically talks about food and tries to answer what food we should be eating for dinner. Test what you can remember of chapter 9.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many kids eat fast food every day?

    • A.

      One half

    • B.

      One quarter

    • C.

      One third

    Correct Answer
    C. One third
    Explanation
    One third is the correct answer because it indicates that a portion of the total number of kids eat fast food every day. It suggests that out of a group of kids, approximately one out of every three consumes fast food regularly.

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  • 2. 

    Approximately what percent of meals are eaten in the car?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    The given answer, 20, suggests that approximately 20 percent of meals are eaten in the car. This means that out of every 100 meals consumed, around 20 of them are consumed while someone is in a car.

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  • 3. 

    How many pounds of corn are needed to make a hamburger?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the amount of corn needed to make a hamburger. The correct answer is 2, which means that 2 pounds of corn are needed to make a hamburger.

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  • 4. 

    Of the 60 items listed in the McDonald's handout, how many contain HFCD?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    C. 45
    Explanation
    Out of the 60 items listed in the McDonald's handout, 45 contain HFCD. This means that 75% of the items listed in the handout contain HFCD.

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  • 5. 

    What does it mean to "Eat low on the food chain?"

    • A.

      Eat food that grows close to the ground.

    • B.

      Eat the corn directly instead of eating the corn after it has been fed to other animals.

    • C.

      Eat food that has been processed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Eat the corn directly instead of eating the corn after it has been fed to other animals.
    Explanation
    "Eating low on the food chain" means consuming food that is lower in the food chain, such as plants and grains, rather than consuming animals that have been fed with these plants and grains. In the context of the given options, the correct answer suggests that instead of eating corn indirectly by consuming animals that have been fed with corn, one should directly consume corn. This approach reduces the ecological footprint and energy loss associated with consuming animals higher up the food chain.

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