The Botany of Desire Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Michael Pollan
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 106 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Botany of Desire Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The book states that the presence of flowers is a reliable predictor of future _____ and therefore was important to humans in the past.
(a) Food.
(b) Rain.
(c) Animals.
(d) Water.

2. 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) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

3. Johnny Appleseed was famous or infamous for wearing a _______ around wherever he went.
(a) Fedora.
(b) Pair of overalls.
(c) Wool coat.
(d) Coffee sack.

4. Flowers are unable to choose ______ and therefore must rely on extravagant displays to attract insects.
(a) Weather.
(b) Mates.
(c) Soil.
(d) Climate.

5. Apples were the only avenue early settlers had for obtaining ______, which the Native Americans obtained from Maples.
(a) Leaves.
(b) Vitamin D.
(c) Water.
(d) Sugar.

6. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who knew a thing or two about natural history, called the apple, _______
(a) The best treat.
(b) A feeling of home.
(c) The Canadian fruit.
(d) The American fruit.

7. Johnny Appleseed was known to use a _________ in order to transport his seeds across the water.
(a) Mule.
(b) Row boat.
(c) Two-hulled canoe.
(d) Single-hulled canoe.

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

9. The flower that is presented as being the symbol of the human desire for beauty is the ______.
(a) Tulip.
(b) Rose.
(c) Carnation.
(d) Lily.

10. In an attempt to look like decaying meat, a ______ plant has red and white striated coloring and a rancid smell.
(a) Orchid.
(b) Pitcher.
(c) Fly trap.
(d) Catcher.

11. The Native Americans that knew Chapman considered him to be a brilliant woodsman and ______.
(a) Guide.
(b) Hunter.
(c) Medicine man.
(d) Farmer.

12. The domestic apple is thought to have derived from a species that originally came from the country ______.
(a) Uzbekistan.
(b) Afghanistan.
(c) Pakistan.
(d) Kazakhstan.

13. The fact that apple seeds do not produce a similar apple as the tree they came from is scientifically called ______.
(a) Heterozygosity.
(b) Homozygosity.
(c) Protozygosity.
(d) Lumozygosity.

14. The color of a tulip is always composed of _____ hues one of which is a base color that is always yellow or white.
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

15. Instead of wind and water moving genetic material around, the emerging plants were now enlisting the help of ______.
(a) Mold.
(b) Bacteria.
(c) Viruses.
(d) Animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. The apple does not breed simply from seed. Thus all trees that produce the same type of apples are _______ of the original tree.

2. In Holland, between 1634 and 1637, there was a collective frenzy around flowers known as ________.

3. _______ is the name of the black version of the tulip and is as close to black as a flower gets.

4. ______ orchard has become a kind of museum for several different apple species dedicated to maintaining the diversity.

5. ______ is the unit of money used in Holland. After 1635, the price of a bulb of Switzers went from 60 to 1500.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 469 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Botany of Desire Lesson Plans
The Botany of Desire from BookRags. (c)2015 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.