The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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. ______ 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) Marks.
(c) Dollars.
(d) Guilders.

2. The book states that before the evolution of flowers, life existed in a much _______ world.
(a) Simpler.
(b) Faster.
(c) More beautiful.
(d) More complicated.

3. According to the book, species tulips in Turkey typically come in ______ and less commonly in white or yellow.
(a) Orange.
(b) Purple.
(c) Blue.
(d) Red.

4. According to the book, there are ______ plants that have shaped human existence at least as much as human's have affected these plants.
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Six.

5. Pollan asserts that even though daffodils came early in the season, _______ is not a true color for a child.
(a) Red.
(b) Orange.
(c) Purple.
(d) Yellow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chinese poets likened the blossoms of the peony to a ______.

2. The process of trying to impersonate other plants or animals in order to attract or repel is called ______.

3. Chapman is known to have floated one hundred miles down the Allegheny river on _______, fast asleep.

4. The book states that the presence of flowers is a reliable predictor of future _____ and therefore was important to humans in the past.

5. Since Appleseed raised his trees from seed, most of the fruit was not suitable for _______.

(see the answer key)

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