The Botany of Desire Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pollan asserts that Jews and Christians discouraged devotion to flowers because it was a threat to _______.
(a) Deism.
(b) Tropism.
(c) Monotheism.
(d) Polytheism.

2. The book suggests that Herbert's view of tulipmania is a parable of utopianism, specifically _______.
(a) Communism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Aparteid.
(d) Socialism.

3. Clusius brought tulips with him to Leiden garden where they eventually ______ due to their rareness.
(a) Were stolen.
(b) Died.
(c) Were sold.
(d) Were given as gifts.

4. According to the book, the word _____ is a corruption of the Turkish word for Turban.
(a) Orchid.
(b) Rose.
(c) Tulip.
(d) Peony.

5. Almost all apples grown for eating are cultivars, meaning that they are ______.
(a) Planted into the soil.
(b) Hydroponically grown.
(c) Cuttings.
(d) Special seeds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Apple trees are able to reproduce _______ which helps to facilitate their ability to be grafted to a root stock.

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 early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.

4. The book states that certain flowers are reminiscent of Greek Gods. The rose and the peony are stated to be flowers of ______.

5. Teaching men how to ferment the juice of the grape, ______ had brought civilization the gift of wine.

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