The Botany of Desire Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ______ has written two books claiming that consciousness changing is a basic human activity that even children seek out.
(a) Andrew Weil.
(b) Michael Palin.
(c) Deepak Chopra.
(d) Michael Pollan.

2. Dave Hjelle from Monstanto tells Pollan something that makes him a little concerned. He says, "______________."
(a) Trust us.
(b) It's problematic.
(c) No problem.
(d) I'm worried too.

3. ______ is the name given to the state-of-the-art growing regimen that could yield three pounds of sinsemilla in two months' time.
(a) Ocean of Green.
(b) Pool of Green.
(c) Sea of Green.
(d) Lake of Green.

4. The book suggests that _______ calls to human desire to alter the textures and contents of our consciousness.
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Tulips.
(c) Apples.
(d) Marijuana.

5. Pollan believes that the idea of planting and of growing plants causes humans to be filled with a sense of _________.
(a) Peace.
(b) Honor.
(c) Humility.
(d) Power.

6. Until the mid-1970s, most of the marijuana in America was grown in _______ and was often sprayed with a pesticide paraquat.
(a) Peru.
(b) America.
(c) Canada.
(d) Mexico.

7. The books suggests that all of the following are successful defenses plants have adopted except _______.
(a) Death-dealing toxins.
(b) Repel.
(c) Disable.
(d) Confound.

8. Factors restricting the growth of marijuana that indoor gardeners were able to control include the following except _______.
(a) Heat.
(b) Disease.
(c) Nutrients.
(d) Light.

9. _______ became a new capital for marijuana cultivation during the American drug war of the nineties.
(a) Amsterdam.
(b) Berlin.
(c) Paris.
(d) San Francisco.

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

11. When the ___________ harvest failed in England in 1794, it seems that the poor were not going to be able to buy the bread they needed.
(a) Bran.
(b) Corn.
(c) Rice.
(d) Wheat.

12. Nature, Pollan admits, seems to be filled with ___________, making the growth process nearly impossible to control.
(a) Rules.
(b) Variables.
(c) Pests.
(d) Seasons.

13. American hippies sometimes traveled the _______ in Afghanistan and returned with seeds of Cannabis Indica.
(a) The Indica Trail.
(b) The Hashish Trail.
(c) The Hemp Trail.
(d) The Bud Trail.

14. __________ was what some people in England used to call the potato, which continued its separation from their diet.
(a) Root meal.
(b) Bread pudding.
(c) Dirt root.
(d) Bread root.

15. The book states that although marijuana cultivation is driven to some extent by money, the underlying principle is that of ______.
(a) Rebellion.
(b) Horticulture.
(c) Gardening
(d) Pleasure.

Short Answer Questions

1. ____________ were the ones who seized land from the Irish, causing them to have meager plots of arable land on which to grow.

2. While the potatoes were unable to provide all of the nutrients a person might need, they could get the Vitamin A from ________.

3. The Dutch genius for horticulture leftover from the ________ combined with the influx of new seeds.

4. _________ is one example of a chemical which was tested before it was used, only to find that later on it affected other ecosystems.

5. Farmers who plant Bt crops must leave a certain portion of their land for non-Bt crops to provide a ________ for the bugs.

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