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. Peruvian legend has it that _____ are associated with the discovery of quinine through eating the bark of the cinchona tree.
(a) Jaguars.
(b) Pumas.
(c) Macaws.
(d) Toucans.

2. When a buyer of tulips finished the sale, they were required to pay "wijnkoopsgeld" or ______ money.
(a) Breeding.
(b) Beer.
(c) Bulb.
(d) Wine.

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

4. ______, which contains a much higher amount of alcohol than hard cider, could be obtained through freezing.
(a) Brandy.
(b) Vodka.
(c) Applejack.
(d) Rum.

5. Pollan suggests that on a biochemical level, psychoactive plants affect the brain much the way that the following activities except ______ affect it.
(a) Fasting.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Cold showers.
(d) Exercise.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the book, the tulip is said to have the consciousness of _______, evoking clarity and order.

2. Lenson points out that many people of the past tried to __________ the use of drugs by calling it imagination.

3. Instead of wind and water moving genetic material around, the emerging plants were now enlisting the help of ______.

4. Chapman was credited for introducing 'Johnny weed' or ________, to the state of Ohio.

5. The book states that Johnny Appleseed died in 1845 in _______ Indiana.

(see the answer key)

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