AP Ch 36 Outline Quiz

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Welcome to chapter 36 of our ongoing advanced placement quiz series on all things to do with biology – with specific reference to plants! Today we’ll be taking a look at another important topic; plant structure! What can you tell us about the structure of a plant? Find out in this AP Ch 36 Outline Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which function is NOT shared by both the root system and the shoot system of a plant?
    • A. 

      Absorb water

    • B. 

      Transport water

    • C. 

      Transport inorganic nutrients

    • D. 

      Transport organic nutrients

  • 2. 
    Which of the following tissues forms the outer protective covering of the plant?
    • A. 

      Epidermal tissue

    • B. 

      Ground tissue

    • C. 

      Meristem

    • D. 

      Vascular tissue

  • 3. 
    Which of the following tissues transports water and nutrients within the plant?
    • A. 

      Epidermal tissue

    • B. 

      Ground tissue

    • C. 

      Meristem

    • D. 

      Vascular tissue

  • 4. 
    Which of the following tissues is an embryonic tissue type found at the apex of roots and shoots?
    • A. 

      Epidermal tissue

    • B. 

      Ground tissue

    • C. 

      Meristem

    • D. 

      Vascular tissue

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Epidermis covers the entire body of a herbaceous plant.

    • B. 

      Guard cells are specialized epidermal cells found on root surfaces.

    • C. 

      The epidermis is impervious to gas exchange.

    • D. 

      Root hairs increase the surface area of epidermal cells on roots.

    • E. 

      Cork cells replace epidermal cells on older woody plants.

  • 6. 
    Which of these plant tissue types has cells with thick secondary cell walls, and is made up of fibers and sclereids?
    • A. 

      Xylem

    • B. 

      Phloem

    • C. 

      Collenchyma

    • D. 

      Sclerenchyma

    • E. 

      Parenchyma

  • 7. 
    Which type of root is important in dicot food storage in plants such as carrots and radishes?
    • A. 

      Adventitious root

    • B. 

      Prop root

    • C. 

      Fibrous root

    • D. 

      Taproot

  • 8. 
    Which type of root develops from an underground stem?
    • A. 

      Adventitious root

    • B. 

      Prop root

    • C. 

      Fibrous root

    • D. 

      Taproot

  • 9. 
    Which statement is NOT true about woody stems?
    • A. 

      Woody stems contain secondary growth.

    • B. 

      Secondary phloem accumulates to form the wood.

    • C. 

      The stem is organized into a central pith, wood, and outer bark.

    • D. 

      Cork cambium produces waterproof cork cells that become bark.

    • E. 

      The vascular cambium is located between the xylem and phloem of the vascular bundles in a woody stem.

  • 10. 
    Mechanisms by which plants protect themselves against invading bacteria and fungi include
    • A. 

      Producing strong preservative chemicals.

    • B. 

      Maintaining a waxy nonliving cuticle surface.

    • C. 

      Building up and replacing an outer layer of dead cork (bark).

    • D. 

      Having guard cells open to expose the soft juicy mesophyll of a leaf only when gas exchange is needed.

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct.