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

2. Almost all apples grown for eating are cultivars, meaning that they are ______.
(a) Cuttings.
(b) Special seeds.
(c) Planted into the soil.
(d) Hydroponically grown.

3. The book states that the devotion to flowers had remnants of _____ nature worship that threatened Judeo-Christian faiths.
(a) Swedenborgian.
(b) Islamic.
(c) Pagan.
(d) Lutheran.

4. Red and Golden are two forms of North American cultivars of this particular type of apple ______.
(a) Juicy.
(b) Tasty.
(c) Delicious.
(d) Amazing.

5. The book states that Johnny Appleseed died in 1845 in _______ Indiana.
(a) Defiance.
(b) Brilliant.
(c) Gary.
(d) Ft. Wayne.

Short Answer Questions

1. One winter, Appleseed set up a house in a _______ outside Defiance, Ohio where he operated a pair of nurseries.

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

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

4. Teaching men how to ferment the juice of the grape, ______ had brought civilization the gift of wine.

5. _______ is the tulip grower's term for the phenomenon that causes certain flowers in a field to revert to the form and color of their parent.

(see the answer key)

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