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. The early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.
(a) Spots.
(b) Merrys.
(c) Cores.
(d) Pippins.

2. Chapman planted 'Johnny weed' because he thought that it would prevent the contraction of ______.
(a) Polio.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Malaria.
(d) Hayfever.

3. The apple is presented in this book as strongly appealing to humanity's desire for _______.
(a) Sweetness.
(b) Tartness.
(c) The perfect fruit.
(d) Love.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.

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

5. The fact that apple seeds do not produce a similar apple as the tree they came from is scientifically called ______.

(see the answer key)

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