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The Botany of Desire Quiz

Michael Pollan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


_______ are substances studied by ethnobotanists and refer to "the god within." (from Chapter 3)


Pollan suggests that on a biochemical level, psychoactive plants affect the brain much the way that the following activities except ______ affect it. (from Chapter 3)


The book suggests that the Ottoman ideal of tulip beauty was elegant, sharp, and ________. (from Chapter 2)


The book suggests that _______ calls to human desire to alter the textures and contents of our consciousness. (from Chapter 3)


The book suggests that _____ determined the evolution of the flower by valuing 'broken' strains that were sick. (from Chapter 2)

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