Biodiversity Quiz- Grade 9

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Biodiversity Quiz- Grade 9

Will go over several topics such as: pollination, parts of a flower, heritable and inheritable traits, reproduction (asexual and sexual) etc. Good Luck :) 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the purpose of the petal on a flower?
    • A. 

      To attract pollinators

    • B. 

      To help make a garden colorful

    • C. 

      To protect the seeds

    • D. 

      To absorb sunlight for photosynthesis

  • 2. 
    What is the stigma used for?
    • A. 

      The sticky part of the pistil, used to collect pollen

    • B. 

      Contains the pollen

    • C. 

      Stalk that supports the anthers

    • D. 

      The male part of the flower

  • 3. 
    What is sexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      Reproduction where a partner is involved

    • B. 

      When a organism clones itself

    • C. 

      Spores

    • D. 

      Passing on reproduction to its offspring

  • 4. 
    What is asexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      When an organism clones itself

    • B. 

      Cross pollination

    • C. 

      When the new organism contains some traits of its parents

    • D. 

      When zygotes are produced

  • 5. 
    What are the different types of asexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      Vegetative Reproduction

    • B. 

      Spores

    • C. 

      Binary Fission

    • D. 

      Budding

    • E. 

      Zygote

    • F. 

      Gametes

  • 6. 
    What are the advantages to sexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      Provides variations of individuals

    • B. 

      Requires a lot of energy

    • C. 

      Doesn't need any specialized cells

    • D. 

      Can produce many species quickly

    • E. 

      Finding a mate

  • 7. 
    What are the disadvantages to sexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      Requires a lot of energy

    • B. 

      Requires a lot of time

    • C. 

      Can only produce limited offspring

    • D. 

      Population decrease in unfavorable environmental conditions

    • E. 

      Doesn't require gametes and zygotes

  • 8. 
    What are the advantages to asexual reproduction?
    • A. 

      Can produce many individuals quickly

    • B. 

      Doesn't need any specialized cells or bringing gametes together

    • C. 

      Provides variations of species

    • D. 

      Has wide niches

    • E. 

      No predators can disturb reproduction

  • 9. 
    What are the disadvantages to asexual reprodcution?
    • A. 

      Population could be erased if environmental conditions are unfavorable

    • B. 

      Requires time

    • C. 

      Reproduces slowly

    • D. 

      Has to split genetic code

  • 10. 
    What are 'gametes'?
    • A. 

      Sex cells

    • B. 

      Male gametes

    • C. 

      The cell created in sexual reproduction

    • D. 

      A type of asexual reproduction

  • 11. 
    What are 'zygotes'?
    • A. 

      The cell created after the union of 2 gametes

    • B. 

      The process of meiosis

    • C. 

      Heritable traits

    • D. 

      Asexual reproduction in animals

  • 12. 
    What is a 'embyro'?
    • A. 

      A new multi-cellular life form

    • B. 

      Division process of cells

    • C. 

      When a organism clones itself

    • D. 

      Where eggs are fertilized

  • 13. 
    What is 'cleavage'?
    • A. 

      Process of dividing 2 cells to create an embryo

    • B. 

      Process that produces 2 new cells with the same number of chromosomes

    • C. 

      The part the protects a flower in pollination

    • D. 

      Part that produces pollen

  • 14. 
    What is a niche?
    • A. 

      The role of an organism in an ecosystem

    • B. 

      Dividing resources equally among species

    • C. 

      A way of living with other organisms

    • D. 

      Biotic and abiotic substances

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It divides a resource equally

    • B. 

      It divides a resource unequally

    • C. 

      One organism benefits whereas one is harmed

    • D. 

      Both organisms benefit from this relationship

  • 16. 
    What are the different types of symbiosis?
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Commensalism

    • D. 

      Intraspecies

    • E. 

      Interspecies

  • 17. 
    What is the relationship between organisms in parasitism?
    • A. 

      One is harmed and one is benefited

    • B. 

      Both are benefited

    • C. 

      One is benefited, but the other is not harmed

    • D. 

      None of the organisms are benefited

  • 18. 
    What is the relationship between organisms in mutualism?
    • A. 

      One is harmed and one is benefited

    • B. 

      Both are benefited

    • C. 

      One is benefited, but the other is not harmed

    • D. 

      None of the organisms are benefited

  • 19. 
    What is the relationship between organisms in commensalism?
    • A. 

      One is harmed and one is benefited

    • B. 

      Both are benefited

    • C. 

      One is benefited, but the other is not harmed

    • D. 

      None of the organisms are benefited

  • 20. 
    How many flowers are involved in self-pollination?
  • 21. 
    How many flowers are involved in cross-pollination?