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The Botany of Desire Quiz

Michael Pollan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Who took to wearing potato flowers in her hair in order to encourage the peasants to grow this plant for themselves? (from Chapter 4)


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


The weedy _________ potatoes on the edges of Andean farms caused changes in the strains of potatoes which would grow. (from Chapter 4)


According to the book, some counter strategies to these toxins include all of the following except ______. (from Chapter 3)


Pigeons are associated with the discovery of ______ because of their spacing out behavior after eating the seeds. (from Chapter 3)

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