The Botany of Desire Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The plants that form flowers and encased seeds began to emerge on the earth during the _______ period.
(a) Vegetative.
(b) Jurassic.
(c) Cretaceous.
(d) Triassic.

3. ______ is a sign of health in creatures since mutations and disease can easily disrupt it.
(a) Color.
(b) Size.
(c) Asymmetry.
(d) Symmetry.

4. Flowers are unable to choose ______ and therefore must rely on extravagant displays to attract insects.
(a) Climate.
(b) Mates.
(c) Soil.
(d) Weather.

5. For the first time in history, the __________ of a plant is being domesticated by humans and by the scientific changes of humans.
(a) Color.
(b) Taste.
(c) Chemical structure.
(d) Genome.

Short Answer Questions

1. ______ has written two books claiming that consciousness changing is a basic human activity that even children seek out.

2. The apple does not breed simply from seed. Thus all trees that produce the same type of apples are _______ of the original tree.

3. John Chapman had the imagination to identify with the _________ in the ecology of the world.

4. Almost all apples grown for eating are cultivars, meaning that they are ______.

5. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______

(see the answer key)

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