Fear of Foods Quiz

* Question 1 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: The author refers to a phenomenon called the “omnivore’s dilemma. ” Which of the following is best describes the eating habits of an omnivore? Answer
Answer:
Black bears eat trout, elk, and bison as well as berries, nuts, roots, and honey.

* Question 2 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Humans are omnivores and can eat a wide variety of foods from both plant and animal origin. Answer
Answer:
True

* Question 3 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: What is the evolutionary advantage of an omnivore approach to eating? Answer
Answer:
Ability to survive on a wide range of foods found in different environments

* Question 4 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Matt is following a Paleolithic diet consisting of fish, grass-fed meats, vegetables, fruits, fungi, roots, and nuts. Is Matt an omnivore? Answer
Answer:
Yes

* Question 5 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Which of the following food groups is missing in Matt’s Paleolithic diet that consists of fish, grass-fed meats, vegetables, fruits, fungi, roots, and nuts? Answer
Answer:
Grains

* Question 6 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: What is the evolutionary advantage of an omnivore approach to eating? Answer
Answer:
Ability to survive on a wide range of foods found in different environments

* Question 7 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Which of the following best describes the “omnivore dilemma? ”Answer
Answer:
A diet consisting of many different foods coupled with natural anxiety about safety

* Question 8 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Why is concern about food safety a natural outgrowth of an omnivore’s diet? Answer
Answer:
Wariness about unfamiliar foods reduces the risk of accidental poisoning

* Question 9 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: In a market economy the consumer is removed from the food producer. Answer
Answer:
True

* Question 10 0 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Which of the following statements best describes how an industrialized food supply causes worry about what happens to food before it reaches the consumer? Answer
Answer:
Consumers have no direct contact with food producers and must rely on middlemen

* Question 11 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 1 & 2 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: The author is most concerned about this particular type of “food fear. Answer
Answer:
Fears fostered by trusted scientific, medical, and governmental authorities

* Question 12 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 2 & 3 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: How did the decline in home food production and preparation foster food fear? Answer
Answer:
It eroded the trust relationship between the food producer and the consumer

* Question 13 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 2 & 3 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: According to the author, how did industrialization of the food supply increase opportunities for altering foods in ways that were detrimental to health? Answer
Answer:
It increased the number of intermediaries between the food producer and consumer

* Question 14 0 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 2 & 3 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: What did nutrition scientists do that set the stage for modern anxiety about food? Answer
Answer:
Declared food dangerous to your health

* Question 15 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 3 & 4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: The author suggests that to make profits the food industry sometimes fosters food fears. Answer
Answer:
True

* Question 16 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 3 & 4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: The author criticizes these authorities for enhancing their importance by provoking food fears. Answer
Answer:
Public health officials

* Question 17 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Read pages 3 & 4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: According to the author, as people become more urbanized they increasingly rely on this source for information about food. Answer
Answer:
Media

* Question 18 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Review pages 1-4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Would the author agree with this statement: “Good taste is the worst guide to healthy eating? “Answer
Answer:
No

* Question 19 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Review pages 1-4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Does the author believe that scientists stoked food fears by placing greater importance on nutrients than on food itself? Answer
Answer:
Yes

* Question 20 0.5 out of 0.5 points
Prepare: Review pages 1-4 in Fear of Food by Harvey Levenstein. Question: Would the author agree that greater self-indulgence in terms of enjoying food without fear is a healthy approach to eating? Answer
Answer:
Yes

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