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 color of a tulip is always composed of _____ hues one of which is a base color that is always yellow or white.
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

2. The flower that is presented as being the symbol of the human desire for beauty is the ______.
(a) Carnation.
(b) Lily.
(c) Rose.
(d) Tulip.

3. In Holland, between 1634 and 1637, there was a collective frenzy around flowers known as ________.
(a) Tulipmania.
(b) Carnationmania.
(c) Lilymania.
(d) Rosemania.

4. Petals curving inward to hide its sexual organs, the tulip is ______ among flowers, and somewhat aloof.
(a) Extravagant.
(b) An introvert.
(c) An extrovert.
(d) A show-off.

5. Chinese poets likened the blossoms of the peony to a ______.
(a) Bee's sexual organs.
(b) Man's sexual organs.
(c) Elephant's sexual organs.
(d) Woman's sexual organs.

Short Answer Questions

1. The domestic apple is thought to have derived from a species that originally came from the country ______.

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

3. The book suggests that Herbert's view of tulipmania is a parable of utopianism, specifically _______.

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

5. Chapman was credited for introducing 'Johnny weed' or ________, to the state of Ohio.

(see the answer key)

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