The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. __________ was what some people in England used to call the potato, which continued its separation from their diet.
(a) Bread root.
(b) Root meal.
(c) Dirt root.
(d) Bread pudding.

2. ______ is the unit of money used in Holland. After 1635, the price of a bulb of Switzers went from 60 to 1500.
(a) Dollars.
(b) Euros.
(c) Guilders.
(d) Marks.

3. In order to reduce time and energy spent on growing male sinsemilla plants which are useless, growers started ______.
(a) Using clones.
(b) Killing male plants.
(c) Changing the light patterns.
(d) Using different seeds.

4. The plants that have contributed to the shaping of human existence include all of the following except _______.
(a) Potato.
(b) Apple.
(c) Rose.
(d) Marijuana.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. The arts of _______ are how plants have explored their ingenuity applied to learning and adapting.

4. What is a good place to experiment and a place to try out new plants and techniques without having to risk a lot?

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

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