The Botany of Desire Quiz | Two 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. Appleseed was able to compete with other apple cultivar sales because his trees were ______.
(a) Low quality.
(b) Cheap.
(c) High quality.
(d) Easily accessible.

2. Some of the ways children have been known to seek this altered state of consciousness include all of the following except______.
(a) Deliberately hyperventilating.
(b) Eating processed sugar.
(c) Spinning until violently dizzy.
(d) Jumping out of trees.

3. Chapman practiced the faith of ______ and was known to launch into sermons when visiting.
(a) Swedenborgism.
(b) Pessimism.
(c) Protestantism.
(d) Catholocism.

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

5. ______ is the name given to the state-of-the-art growing regimen that could yield three pounds of sinsemilla in two months' time.
(a) Ocean of Green.
(b) Pool of Green.
(c) Sea of Green.
(d) Lake of Green.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.

2. In 1812, Chapman ran thirty miles to warn settlers of the approach of troops, a feat known as _______.

3. _______ is a social ritual of sanctioned craziness and release. It is a way for the community to temporarily indulge its Dionysian urges.

4. The number of leaves that are only a tulip are typically _______. With the "turban" top, this gives them the suggesting of a human body.

5. Red and Golden are two forms of North American cultivars of this particular type of apple ______.

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