The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Probably as a defense to discourage animals from biting into them, apple seeds contain a small amount of _______.
(a) Cyanide.
(b) Curare.
(c) Vinegar.
(d) Strichnine.

2. The apple was first introduced to North America with the initial waves of the ______ immigration.
(a) European.
(b) Canadian.
(c) Middle Eastern.
(d) Mexican.

3. Chapman was credited for introducing 'Johnny weed' or ________, to the state of Ohio.
(a) Stinking fennel.
(b) Mayweed.
(c) Sweet fennel.
(d) Wormwood.

4. Appleseed had originally come west from the state of _____ when he was 23 years old.
(a) New York.
(b) Maine.
(c) New Hampshire.
(d) Massachusetts.

5. The domestic apple is thought to have derived from a species that originally came from the country ______.
(a) Afghanistan.
(b) Uzbekistan.
(c) Kazakhstan.
(d) Pakistan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapman practiced the faith of ______ and was known to launch into sermons when visiting.

2. Johnny Appleseed was known to use a _________ in order to transport his seeds across the water.

3. Apples were the only avenue early settlers had for obtaining ______, which the Native Americans obtained from Maples.

4. Chapman planted 'Johnny weed' because he thought that it would prevent the contraction of ______.

5. The concept of the apple being a healthy and wholesome fruit was dreamed up to fight the negative image from ______.

(see the answer key)

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