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

2. 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) Art form.
(d) Mandala.

3. The consensus in Holland was that the tulip ______ was the most beautiful flower in the world and a masterpiece.
(a) Queen of Night.
(b) Semper Augustus.
(c) Black Dahlia.
(d) Queen of Darkness.

4. The book states that Johnny Appleseed died in 1845 in _______ Indiana.
(a) Ft. Wayne.
(b) Defiance.
(c) Gary.
(d) Brilliant.

5. The process of trying to impersonate other plants or animals in order to attract or repel is called ______.
(a) Flattery.
(b) Chemical signaling.
(c) Tropism.
(d) Mimicry.

Short Answer Questions

1. The _____ was linked to the corruption of the Catholic church, while the apple was linked with wholesome Protestantism.

2. During the lifetime of Johnny Appleseed, Ohio law required a settler to put out ___ apple or pear trees in order to get a land grant.

3. The book states that all of the following are capable of prodigies or of shifting themselves in form except _______.

4. Certain drugs, Pollan states, will cause objects around us to change until they appear as the _________ versions of themselves.

5. _______ are substances studied by ethnobotanists and refer to "the god within."

(see the answer key)

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