The Omnivore's Dilemma Book Quiz! Trivia

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Are you ready for a comprehension trivia test on Omnivore's Dilemma book? This book by Michael Pollan tells how our food choices are affected by our environment and trends. The book helps us see which foods are the most ethical, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. What cases does the author make about meat-eating? How well do you understand what he says about food? This quiz will help figure out if you understood the whole book.


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  • 1. 
    What argument does Singer make in Animal Liberation?
    • A. 

      That animals should be treated as humans.

    • B. 

      Animals are intelligent.

    • C. 

      Animals suffer as we do.

  • 2. 
    What question, in particular, does Singer ask?
    • A. 

      Is it ok to eat any animal?

    • B. 

      Is it all right to allow animals to suffer, just because they are animals?

    • C. 

      Is it OK to eat animals that do not suffer?

  • 3. 
    According to Salatin, is the meat-eating part of our biology?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    According to Salatin, animals feel pain, the same as we do. Does he think that animals "suffer" the same as we do?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    What evidence does the Salatin site to make his case for meat-eating?
    • A. 

      It is part of most people's culture.

    • B. 

      Our teeth have evolved to eat meat.

    • C. 

      Our brains evolved to help us cook meat.

    • D. 

      It is tasty.

  • 6. 
    Why is animal suffering different, according to Salatin? 
    • A. 

      Animal cannot fear as they do not imagine the future.

    • B. 

      Animals do not feel emotions the same as we do.

    • C. 

      Animals have different nerves and pain receptors.

  • 7. 
    Can domesticated animals (cows, chickens, etc) lead a good life without humans?
    • A. 

      Absolutely

    • B. 

      Not really

  • 8. 
    What are some of the complications with vegetarianism?
    • A. 

      It is hard for vegans and vegetarians to eat locally.

    • B. 

      It is easy to get local tofu.

    • C. 

      Small farms need animal manure to keep their soil fertile.