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. The process of trying to impersonate other plants or animals in order to attract or repel is called ______.
(a) Chemical signaling.
(b) Flattery.
(c) Tropism.
(d) Mimicry.

2. Apple trees are able to reproduce _______ which helps to facilitate their ability to be grafted to a root stock.
(a) Daily.
(b) Periodically.
(c) Sexually.
(d) Asexually.

3. The number of leaves that are only a tulip are typically _______. With the "turban" top, this gives them the suggesting of a human body.
(a) Three.
(b) Six.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

4. Gene flow normally occurs between closely related __________, so it seems that the Monsanto varieties will not spawn superweeds.
(a) Species.
(b) Environments.
(c) Waters.
(d) Lands.

5. While the potatoes were unable to provide all of the nutrients a person might need, they could get the Vitamin A from ________.
(a) Lettuce.
(b) Peppers.
(c) The sun.
(d) Milk.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the book, some of the most bitter and "bad" plants are the ones that contain the most powerful _______.

2. The color of a tulip is always composed of _____ hues one of which is a base color that is always yellow or white.

3. Some of the ways children have been known to seek this altered state of consciousness include all of the following except______.

4. _______ 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.

5. The early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.

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