The Botany of Desire Quiz

Michael Pollan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

The tulip is considered by the author to be the most ______ of flowers, referring especially to the way the flower forces itself out of the ground. (from Chapter 2)

3.

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

4.

Instead of wind and water moving genetic material around, the emerging plants were now enlisting the help of ______. (from Chapter 2)

5.

The plants that form flowers and encased seeds began to emerge on the earth during the _______ period. (from Chapter 2)

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