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. Pollan refers to the _____ as the gothic femme fatale in the masculine world of tulips.
(a) Switsers.
(b) Queen of Night.
(c) Black Dhalia.
(d) Semper Augustus.

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

3. ______ is the most widely cultivated fruit and has been put into religious stories including that of Adam and Eve.
(a) Apple.
(b) Peach.
(c) Potato.
(d) Banana.

4. The tulip is considered by the author to be the most ______ of flowers, referring especially to the way the flower forces itself out of the ground.
(a) Pathetic.
(b) Androgynous.
(c) Masculine.
(d) Feminine.

5. The concept of the apple being a healthy and wholesome fruit was dreamed up to fight the negative image from ______.
(a) The Women's Christian Abstinence Union.
(b) The Women's Christian Plant Union.
(c) The Women's Christian Temperance Union.
(d) The Women's Christian Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. The plants that form flowers and encased seeds began to emerge on the earth during the _______ period.

2. In Holland, between 1634 and 1637, there was a collective frenzy around flowers known as ________.

3. Flowers are unable to choose ______ and therefore must rely on extravagant displays to attract insects.

4. Part of the Americanization of the apple had to do with the character of Johnny Appleseed whose real name was ______.

5. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______

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