What is a Plant Practice Questions

Updated on Sep 21, 2011

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Practice Questions

1. Which of the following characteristics is NOT a plant characteristic?

a. They are able to engage in locomotion by moving from place to place.

b. They use chlorophyll contained in chloroplasts.

c. They produce sugars and oxygen.

d. They use carbon dioxide and water in photosynthesis.

2. Which of the following plants are called bryophytes?

a. horsetails

b. ferns

c. liverworts

d. spruce trees

3. Which plant group now dominates the Earth?

a. gymnosperms

b. bryophytes

c. seedless vascular plants

d. angiosperms

4. Tracheophyte is another name for which type of plant?

a. nonvascular plants

b. only angiosperm plants

c. only gymnosperm plants

d. vascular plants

5. Which of the following strategies does an angiosperm plant NOT use to attract animals who act as pollinators?

a. It produces pollen.

b. It produces nectar.

c. It produces chloroplasts.

d. It produces fruit.

6. Plants in the bryophyte classification use rhizoids to act as what similar structure in vascular plants?

a. leaves

b. chloroplasts

c. roots

d. stems


1. a. Plants are not able to move from one spot to another, although they can produce seeds that are easily dispersed from one spot to another. The other answers are characteristics that plants do exhibit and that separate plants from other organisms.

2. c. Liverworts and mosses are the most common representatives of the bryophytes that are plants that do not possess a vascular system. Horsetails and ferns are seedless vascular plants, and spruce trees are nonflowering seed plants.

3. d. Angiosperms, the flowering seed plants, are the dominant plant species. The other categories have many representatives and are quite successful in more limited habitats.

4. d. Racheophyte refers to plants with tubes or a vascular system. Nonvascular plants (the bryophytes: mosses and liverworts) are not tracheophytes. Angiosperms (flowering seed plants) and gymnosperms (nonflowering seed plants) are both tracheophytes.

5. c. Angiosperm (flowering) plants produce nectar, pollen, and fruit, which animals are attracted to as food sources. In the process of gathering or consuming these foods, the animal pollinators will be assisting in the plant's reproductive process. Chloroplasts are used in photosynthesis and not to attract animals.

6. c. Bryophytes are nonvascular plants that do not have actual roots but root-like structures called rhizoids.

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