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. Since Appleseed raised his trees from seed, most of the fruit was not suitable for _______.
(a) Composting.
(b) Eating.
(c) Making cider.
(d) Selling.

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

3. Chapman planted 'Johnny weed' because he thought that it would prevent the contraction of ______.
(a) Malaria.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Hayfever.
(d) Polio.

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

5. Johnny Appleseed is generally acknowledged as having planted _______ of apple seeds across a wide range of orchards.
(a) Tens of thousands.
(b) Hundreds.
(c) Thousands.
(d) Hundreds of thousands.

Short Answer Questions

1. Flowers have been given the ability to attract other species using a variety of senses except ______.

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

3. In an attempt to look like decaying meat, a ______ plant has red and white striated coloring and a rancid smell.

4. ______, which contains a much higher amount of alcohol than hard cider, could be obtained through freezing.

5. Before flowers, sexual reproduction consisted of _____ being dispersed by the wind to be caught by other plants.

(see the answer key)

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