The Botany of Desire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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. During the lifetime of Johnny Appleseed, Ohio law required a settler to put out ___ apple or pear trees in order to get a land grant.
(a) 50.
(b) 30.
(c) 40.
(d) 20.

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

3. Certain drugs, Pollan states, will cause objects around us to change until they appear as the _________ versions of themselves.
(a) Enjoyable.
(b) Ideal.
(c) Glowing.
(d) Opposite.

4. Pollan asserts that due to the use of apple grafts from one generation to the next, the apple population has been made____.
(a) Strong.
(b) More nutritious.
(c) More wholesome.
(d) Weak.

5. Appleseed was able to compete with other apple cultivar sales because his trees were ______.
(a) Easily accessible.
(b) High quality.
(c) Low quality.
(d) Cheap.

Short Answer Questions

1. The reasons why potatoes did not become popular in Europe at first was because they were thought to cause _________ and immorality.

2. Teaching men how to ferment the juice of the grape, ______ had brought civilization the gift of wine.

3. The author speculates that in order to transcend the normal day experience, we may need to a single volume of knowledge, which is a natural history of the __________.

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

5. When Pollan opened up the package to grow the NewLeaf potatoes, the card stated that he was now ________ to grow the potatoes.

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