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 color of a tulip is always composed of _____ hues one of which is a base color that is always yellow or white.
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

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

3. The opposite condition to the collective flower frenzy in which a person's depression keeps them from enjoying flowers is ______.
(a) Flora-ennui.
(b) Sensual-boredom.
(c) Fauna-ennui.
(d) Flower-boredom.

4. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______
(a) The Canadian fruit.
(b) A feeling of home.
(c) The American fruit.
(d) The best treat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The "broken tulip" was eventually found to be caused by ______ which was discovered with the invention of the electron microscope.

2. ______ has written two books claiming that consciousness changing is a basic human activity that even children seek out.

3. The plants that have contributed to the shaping of human existence include all of the following except _______.

4. The book states that the devotion to flowers had remnants of _____ nature worship that threatened Judeo-Christian faiths.

5. _______ are substances studied by ethnobotanists and refer to "the god within."

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