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Plant Evolution and Diversity

Plant Evolution and Diversity


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Plant Evolution and Diversity: Phyte for Your Right to Party (and Keep Breathing…Thanks, Plants) Quiz

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Q. Alternation of generations involves what two types of plants alternating?


Bryophytes and algae
Gymnosperms and sporophytes
Sporophytes and gametophytes
Ferns and bryophytes
Angiosperms and gymnosperms
Q. If you were testing the enemy release hypothesis for an invasive plant species, what factor would be important to examine?


Herbivore abundance and rate of damage on the invasive plant in the native and introduced habitats
Herbivore abundance and rate of damage on the invasive plant in the native habitat only
Herbivore abundance and rate of damage on the invasive plant in the introduced habitat only
Average herbivore abundance and rate of damage for all plant species in the native range
Average herbivore abundance and rate of damage for all plant species in the introduced range
Q. What type of plant does NOT have a sporophyte as its dominant generation?


Ferns
Gymnosperms
Bryophytes
Angiosperms
All of the above
Q. Groups of cells that anchor bryophytes and fern gametophytes to the ground are called


roots
xylem
phloem
rhizoids
spores
Q. What term is NOT used to describe a fern leaf?


Frond
Tracheophyte
Fiddlehead
Sporophyll
None of the above
Q. What trait was NOT adaptive to life on land?


Cuticle
Roots
Vascular system
Leaves
All of the above were adaptive for life on land.
Q. What plant is particularly important for its use as fuel?


Club moss
Cycad
Ginkgo
Sphagnum
Ephedra
Q. Angiosperms give their seeds a nice situation in life. Which of the following is true about angiosperm seeds?


Seeds are protected by the flower.
The seed has endosperm in it, which nourishes the embryo.
Angiosperm seeds are the results of wind pollination.
Angiosperms make their fruits brightly colored to attract pollinators.
Angiosperms need water during fertilization to produce seeds.
Q. Monocots can be distinguished from eudicots because monocots have


floral parts in multiples of three
parallel venation
two cotyledons
floral parts in multiples of three and parallel venation
parallel venation and two cotyledons
Q. A vicariance event is when


lots of new species evolve in response to a climatic change
lots of new species evolve in response to a climatic change
an ancestral range is split into two due to a geographic barrier
species look the same even though they aren’t closely related
scientists decide that two plants are really the same species
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