The Botany of Desire Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Michael Pollen compares Chapman to the Greek mythological figures _______.
(a) Nymphs.
(b) Dryads.
(c) Satyrs.
(d) Centaurs.

2. _______ is a social ritual of sanctioned craziness and release. It is a way for the community to temporarily indulge its Dionysian urges.
(a) A birthday.
(b) A carnival.
(c) A mass.
(d) A feast.

3. The book suggests that gardens used to be planted as a kind of living _____ that cared little for aesthetics.
(a) Mandala.
(b) Apothecary.
(c) Display of beauty.
(d) Art form.

4. The book states that beauty in nature is often linked with ______ as evidenced by a bird's plumage.
(a) Sex.
(b) Food.
(c) Aggression.
(d) Territory.

5. The book states that although marijuana cultivation is driven to some extent by money, the underlying principle is that of ______.
(a) Horticulture.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Rebellion.
(d) Gardening

Short Answer Questions

1. The flower that is presented as being the symbol of the human desire for beauty is the ______.

2. Johnny Appleseed raised ______ for sale and subsequent transplantation.

3. The book suggests that _______ calls to human desire to alter the textures and contents of our consciousness.

4. Goats are associated with the discovery of _____, when it was observed they became frisky after eating the red berries.

5. The Native Americans that knew Chapman considered him to be a brilliant woodsman and ______.

(see the answer key)

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