AP Ch 30 Outline Quiz

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It’s time for another quiz on biology, as we take a look at the Protista – which refers to any eukaryotic organism that is not classed as an animal, plant or fungus. What do you know about this particular kind of living thing? Find out in this AP Ch 30 Outline Quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The kingdom Protista includes all of the following kinds of organisms EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Protozoa.

    • B. 

      Algae.

    • C. 

      Water molds.

    • D. 

      Yeasts.

    • E. 

      Slime molds.

  • 2. 
    A unicellular alga that has both plantlike photosynthesis and animal-like motility is a
    • A. 

      Diatom.

    • B. 

      Dinoflagellate.

    • C. 

      Euglenoid.

    • D. 

      Zooflagellate.

    • E. 

      Red alga.

  • 3. 
    The kind of algae that help to build a coral reef are
    • A. 

      Diatoms.

    • B. 

      Dinoflagellates.

    • C. 

      Red algae.

    • D. 

      Brown algae.

    • E. 

      Multicellular green algae.

  • 4. 
    "Red tides" are produced by massive blooms of
    • A. 

      Diatoms.

    • B. 

      Dinoflagellates.

    • C. 

      Red algae.

    • D. 

      Brown algae.

    • E. 

      Multicellular green algae.

  • 5. 
    A member of the ciliate group of protists is
    • A. 

      Amoeba proteus.

    • B. 

      Plasmodium vivax.

    • C. 

      Chlamydomonas.

    • D. 

      Penicillium.

    • E. 

      Paramecium.

  • 6. 
    The main function of the contractile vacuole is
    • A. 

      Chlorophyll production.

    • B. 

      Synthesis of carbohydrate.

    • C. 

      Eliminating excess water.

    • D. 

      Eliminating excess water.

    • E. 

      Resistance for survival during winter and times of drought.

  • 7. 
    The deposits of chalky fossils that built the White Cliffs of Dover were produced by
    • A. 

      Radiolaria.

    • B. 

      Foraminiferans.

    • C. 

      Ciliates.

    • D. 

      Diatoms (as diatomaceous earth).

    • E. 

      Dinoflagellates.

  • 8. 
    Which includes the gut symbiotes in termites and the parasites that cause African sleeping sickness?
    • A. 

      Sporozoa

    • B. 

      Zooflagellates

    • C. 

      Slime molds

    • D. 

      Diatoms

    • E. 

      Ciliates

  • 9. 
    All members of the kingdom Protista are unicellular.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Brown algae along the rocky shores of the north temperate zones are able to withstand pounding tides and drying because of their holdfasts and mucilaginous cell walls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The 1840s Irish potato famine was caused by a water mold parasitic on potatoes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False