The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

2. Johnny Appleseed was opposed to using _____ in order to grow trees and preferred planting seeds.
(a) Cuttings.
(b) Leaves.
(c) Genetic engineering.
(d) Roots.

3. Chapman practiced the faith of ______ and was known to launch into sermons when visiting.
(a) Pessimism.
(b) Swedenborgism.
(c) Protestantism.
(d) Catholocism.

4. The process through which humans and plants have shaped each other over the years is known as _______.
(a) Co-evolution.
(b) Co-emergence.
(c) Co-occurence.
(d) Co-dependence.

5. ________ was an American Pioneer and introduced the apple in the Midwestern United States.
(a) John Chapman.
(b) William Jones.
(c) Phil Forsline.
(d) John Calhoun.

Short Answer Questions

1. ______ orchard has become a kind of museum for several different apple species dedicated to maintaining the diversity.

2. Appleseed had originally come west from the state of _____ when he was 23 years old.

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

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

5. Appleseed was able to compete with other apple cultivar sales because his trees were ______.

(see the answer key)

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