The Botany of Desire Quiz

Michael Pollan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to the book, the tulip is said to have the consciousness of _______, evoking clarity and order. (from Chapter 2)


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


Into what kind of plant have plant breeders inserted a gene from a firefly, making the plants glow, although for no apparent reason, according to Pollan? (from Chapter 4)


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