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. Before flowers, sexual reproduction consisted of _____ being dispersed by the wind to be caught by other plants.
(a) Pistils.
(b) Pollen.
(c) Stamens.
(d) Petals.

2. Chapman stated that he was promised "a true wife in heaven" and thus he never ______.
(a) Spoke to women.
(b) Married.
(c) Had relationships.
(d) Lived at home.

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

4. When a buyer of tulips finished the sale, they were required to pay "wijnkoopsgeld" or ______ money.
(a) Beer.
(b) Wine.
(c) Bulb.
(d) Breeding.

5. According to the book, some of the most bitter and "bad" plants are the ones that contain the most powerful _______.
(a) Potions.
(b) Seeds.
(c) Magic.
(d) Herbs.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author speculates that in order to transcend the normal day experience, we may need to a single volume of knowledge, which is a natural history of the __________.

2. The French romantics were said to have experimented with ________ after Napoleon's troops brought it back with them from Egypt.

3. When Pollan opened up the package to grow the NewLeaf potatoes, the card stated that he was now ________ to grow the potatoes.

4. Where are the Monsanto headquarters located, according to Pollan's description in the book?

5. Potatoes today are descended from the center of _________ in the Andean altiplano, where wild ancestors grew them.

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