The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______
(a) The best treat.
(b) The American fruit.
(c) A feeling of home.
(d) The Canadian fruit.

2. The book compares tulips in fields to ______ or lipsticks, merely flashes of bright color on the horizon.
(a) Popsickles.
(b) Eyeliner.
(c) Paintbrushes.
(d) Lollipops.

3. Pollan refers to the _____ as the gothic femme fatale in the masculine world of tulips.
(a) Black Dhalia.
(b) Queen of Night.
(c) Semper Augustus.
(d) Switsers.

4. ______ is the unit of money used in Holland. After 1635, the price of a bulb of Switzers went from 60 to 1500.
(a) Euros.
(b) Dollars.
(c) Guilders.
(d) Marks.

5. The book states that the presence of flowers is a reliable predictor of future _____ and therefore was important to humans in the past.
(a) Food.
(b) Water.
(c) Rain.
(d) Animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Petals curving inward to hide its sexual organs, the tulip is ______ among flowers, and somewhat aloof.

2. The book states that certain flowers are reminiscent of Greek Gods. The rose and the peony are stated to be flowers of ______.

3. The book suggests that colors and symmetries are elemental principles of ______.

4. The Native Americans that knew Chapman considered him to be a brilliant woodsman and ______.

5. Appleseed used most of his crops in order to make ______, which led him to be thought of as an 'American Dionysus.'

(see the answer key)

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