The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The book states that one culture's cure all could be another culture's 'root of all evil' also known as ________.
(a) Panacea.
(b) Panapathogen.
(c) Pangea.
(d) Pangaia.

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

3. In the book, Johnny Appleseed was called a benign _________ of the American Fronteir.
(a) Saint Augustine.
(b) Saint Thomas.
(c) Saint Phillip.
(d) Saint Francis.

4. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.
(a) Barefoot.
(b) Without a coat.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Without his hat.

5. ______ orchard has become a kind of museum for several different apple species dedicated to maintaining the diversity.
(a) Ohio.
(b) Geneva.
(c) Indiana.
(d) Mansfied.

Short Answer Questions

1. Tukano Indians in the Amazon noticed Jaguars eating a vine, which was atypical for them and helped the Indians discover ______.

2. The tulip that Pollan has on his desk, a Queen of Night, has no ______, which he indicates is because it is meant to be visual.

3. The book states that Johnny Appleseed died in 1845 in _______ Indiana.

4. Pollan suggests that on a biochemical level, psychoactive plants affect the brain much the way that the following activities except ______ affect it.

5. Pollan suggests that drugs have both positive and negative qualities. The wine of _______ was both a scourge and a blessing.

(see the answer key)

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