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. The apple does not breed simply from seed. Thus all trees that produce the same type of apples are _______ of the original tree.
(a) Roots.
(b) Seeds.
(c) Clones.
(d) Leaves.

2. The book suggests that _____ determined the evolution of the flower by valuing 'broken' strains that were sick.
(a) Bees.
(b) Mold.
(c) Bacteria.
(d) Humans.

3. The fact that apple seeds do not produce a similar apple as the tree they came from is scientifically called ______.
(a) Homozygosity.
(b) Protozygosity.
(c) Lumozygosity.
(d) Heterozygosity.

4. Flowers are unable to choose ______ and therefore must rely on extravagant displays to attract insects.
(a) Weather.
(b) Climate.
(c) Mates.
(d) Soil.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.

2. According to the book, the plants that form flowers and then encased seeds are known as ______.

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

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

5. Pollan asserts that due to the use of apple grafts from one generation to the next, the apple population has been made____.

(see the answer key)

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