The Botany of Desire Quiz

Michael Pollan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

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

3.

Where are the Monsanto headquarters located, according to Pollan's description in the book? (from Chapter 4)

4.

The book suggests that colors and symmetries are elemental principles of ______. (from Chapter 2)

5.

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

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