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

2. The book suggests that _____ determined the evolution of the flower by valuing 'broken' strains that were sick.
(a) Mold.
(b) Bees.
(c) Humans.
(d) Bacteria.

3. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.
(a) Hunting.
(b) Without a coat.
(c) Without his hat.
(d) Barefoot.

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

5. The book states that all of the following are capable of prodigies or of shifting themselves in form except _______.
(a) Orchid.
(b) Tulip.
(c) Rose.
(d) Lotus.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the book, Johnny Appleseed was called a benign _________ of the American Fronteir.

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

3. 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.

4. The process through which humans and plants have shaped each other over the years is known as _______.

5. The Greeks believed that true beauty was the offspring of form and ecstasy personified in ______ and Apollo.

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