AP Biology Practice Test (chAPter 10-photosynthesis)

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  • 1. 
    What is the general breakdown of a plant leaf? Go into every detail possible.
  • 2. 
    Define Heterotrophs
  • 3. 
    Define Autotrophs...what are Photoautotrophs then?and an example of photoautotrophs would be?
  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    State the formula for photosynthesis?
  • 6. 
    What's photophosphorlyation?
  • 7. 
    What's carbon fixation?
  • 8. 
    How do the reactant molecules of photosynthesis reach the chloroplasts in leaves?
  • 9. 
    Define:(a) carrotenoid(b) photon
  • 10. 
    What are the 3 experiments used to see which lights are useable in photosynthesis?
  • 11. 
    What was Engelmann's experiment?
  • 12. 
    Difference between chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b?
  • 13. 
    Explain why a poison that inhibits an enzyme of the Calvin cycle will also inhibit the light reactions?
  • 14. 
    What color light is LEAST effective when driving photosynthesis? Explain.
  • 15. 
    In the light reactions, what is the initial electron donor? Where do the electrons end up?
  • 16. 
    What are C3 plants?what are C4 plants?
  • 17. 
    What are CAM plants?
  • 18. 
    What's PEP carboxylase?
  • 19. 
    Explain Crassulacean Acid Metabolism?
  • 20. 
    What are bundle-sheath cells?
  • 21. 
    Why does photorespiration lower photosynthetic outputs for plants? Explain.
  • 22. 
    Explain the 3 steps of C4 Photosynthesis?
  • 23. 
    What are the 8 steps in linear electron flow?
  • 24. 
    What does the "P" in NADP stand for?
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      A phosphate group

    • D. 

      Pink

  • 25. 
    Check off the things that were NOT used in Engelmann's experiment?
    • A. 

      Anaerobic bacteria

    • B. 

      A prism to reflect and transmit light

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Light

  • 26. 
    Why are leaves green?
    • A. 

      Because they contain chlorophyll, a green pigment

    • B. 

      Because leaves reflect or transmit green light only

    • C. 

      Because leaves absorb violet-blue and red light

  • 27. 
    To synthesize one glucose molecule, the calvin cycle uses ___ molecules of CO2, ___ molecules of ATP, and ___ molecules of NADPH.
  • 28. 
    3 phases of calvin cycle, respectively are..?
    • A. 

      Reduction, carbon fixation, regeneration of CO2 acceptor

    • B. 

      Reproduction of CO2 acceptor, carbon fixer, deduction

    • C. 

      Carbon fixation, reduction, regeneration of CO2 acceptor

    • D. 

      Carbon fixer, deduction, reproduction of CO2 acceptor