The Botany of Desire Test | Final Test - Medium

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 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Antheleme Brillat-Savarin noted, "Tell me what you _______ and I will tell you what you are."
(a) Believe.
(b) Eat.
(c) Know.
(d) Grow.

2. ______ present in species such as the wild parsnip cause the animals that eat it to burn in the sun.
(a) Photosynthesizers.
(b) Photosensitizers.
(c) Anthocyanins.
(d) Flavenoids.

3. The book states that the effect of making pot illegal was that the counterculture engaged in _______the plant.
(a) Killing.
(b) Destroying.
(c) Weakening.
(d) Genetically modifying.

4. What is the name of the company which makes the genetically modified potato called "NewLeaf"?
(a) Tyson.
(b) Monsanto.
(c) Whole Foods.
(d) Conagra.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the book, some counter strategies to these toxins include all of the following except ______.

2. Some of the ways children have been known to seek this altered state of consciousness include all of the following except______.

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

4. Gene flow normally occurs between closely related __________, so it seems that the Monsanto varieties will not spawn superweeds.

5. Dave Hjelle from Monstanto tells Pollan something that makes him a little concerned. He says, "______________."

Short Essay Questions

1. How does one begin to grow potatoes, according to Pollan in the book?

2. As the various lands in Europe began to rely on the potato, what were the positive benefits of this situation?

3. What was going on at the time of Pollan's visit to Amsterdam for research for this book?

4. What is the status of marijuana use and growing in Amsterdam, according to Pollan in his book?

5. What might have happened if the police chief had seen the marijuana plant in Pollan's backyard?

6. Why were the Irish open to farming the potato in order to provide food for themselves?

7. Compare and contrast the tastes of plants which are supposed to be eaten with those which are not supposed to be eaten.

8. What did Heath have to say about Pollan's question about pest resistance to the chemicals the potatoes are designed to produce?

9. What does Pollan begin to realize after the powerful storm that ruined a part of the famous gardens of Versailles?

10. What has been the recurrent theme about plants which are forbidden by others? What are they supposed to provide?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 679 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Botany of Desire Lesson Plans
The Botany of Desire from BookRags. (c)2019 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook