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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The flower that is presented as being the symbol of the human desire for beauty is the ______.
2. Part of the Americanization of the apple had to do with the character of Johnny Appleseed whose real name was ______.
(a) William Jones.
(b) John Calhoun.
(c) Phil Forsline.
(d) John Chapman.
3. The book states that before the evolution of flowers, life existed in a much _______ world.
(b) More complicated.
(d) More beautiful.
4. Petals curving inward to hide its sexual organs, the tulip is ______ among flowers, and somewhat aloof.
(a) A show-off.
(b) An extrovert.
(c) An introvert.
5. The number of leaves that are only a tulip are typically _______. With the "turban" top, this gives them the suggesting of a human body.
6. Before flowers, sexual reproduction consisted of _____ being dispersed by the wind to be caught by other plants.
7. The plants that form flowers and encased seeds began to emerge on the earth during the _______ period.
8. The book states that almost all cultures around the world love flowers with the notable exception of _______.
9. Since Appleseed raised his trees from seed, most of the fruit was not suitable for _______.
(c) Making cider.
10. Johnny Appleseed was famous or infamous for wearing a _______ around wherever he went.
(b) Pair of overalls.
(c) Coffee sack.
(d) Wool coat.
11. Chapman was credited for introducing 'Johnny weed' or ________, to the state of Ohio.
(a) Sweet fennel.
(c) Stinking fennel.
12. _______ 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.
13. Flowers are unable to choose ______ and therefore must rely on extravagant displays to attract insects.
14. Chapman was known to go _______ in all kinds of weather and took it as a matter of pride in his toughness.
(a) Without his hat.
(c) Without a coat.
15. The early colonists to America in addition to bringing grafts also brought apple seeds to plant called ______.
Short Answer Questions
1. Probably as a defense to discourage animals from biting into them, apple seeds contain a small amount of _______.
2. Pollan refers to the _____ as the gothic femme fatale in the masculine world of tulips.
3. The plants that have contributed to the shaping of human existence include all of the following except _______.
4. ______ is a sign of health in creatures since mutations and disease can easily disrupt it.
5. _______ is a social ritual of sanctioned craziness and release. It is a way for the community to temporarily indulge its Dionysian urges.
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