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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The book states that the potato plant was stolen from the royal gardens of ______.
(a) Louis XVI.
(b) Louis V.
(c) Louis IV.
(d) Louis X.
2. The book suggests that Herbert's view of tulipmania is a parable of utopianism, specifically _______.
3. According to the book, species tulips in Turkey typically come in ______ and less commonly in white or yellow.
4. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.
(c) Without his hat.
(d) Without a coat.
5. The book states that the presence of flowers is a reliable predictor of future _____ and therefore was important to humans in the past.
6. The book states that the devotion to flowers had remnants of _____ nature worship that threatened Judeo-Christian faiths.
7. The number of leaves that are only a tulip are typically _______. With the "turban" top, this gives them the suggesting of a human body.
8. The early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.
9. Chapman is known to have floated one hundred miles down the Allegheny river on _______, fast asleep.
(a) A block of ice.
(b) A log.
(c) A raft.
(d) A canoe.
10. Probably as a defense to discourage animals from biting into them, apple seeds contain a small amount of _______.
11. _______ is a social ritual of sanctioned craziness and release. It is a way for the community to temporarily indulge its Dionysian urges.
(a) A mass.
(b) A birthday.
(c) A feast.
(d) A carnival.
12. According to the book, the plants that form flowers and then encased seeds are known as ______.
13. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______
(a) A feeling of home.
(b) The best treat.
(c) The Canadian fruit.
(d) The American fruit.
14. 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.
15. The book states that certain flowers are reminiscent of Greek Gods. The rose and the peony are stated to be flowers of ______.
Short Answer Questions
1. The apple is presented in this book as strongly appealing to humanity's desire for _______.
2. Appleseed used most of his crops in order to make ______, which led him to be thought of as an 'American Dionysus.'
3. Clusius brought tulips with him to Leiden garden where they eventually ______ due to their rareness.
4. The Greeks believed that true beauty was the offspring of form and ecstasy personified in ______ and Apollo.
5. Pollan asserts that even though daffodils came early in the season, _______ is not a true color for a child.
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