Biodiversity Quiz- Grade 9

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Smartiecheez
S
Smartiecheez
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 10 | Total Attempts: 23,829
Questions: 21 | Attempts: 9,384

SettingsSettingsSettings
Biodiversity Quiz- Grade 9 - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    A. To attract pollinators
    Explanation
    The purpose of the petal on a flower is to attract pollinators. Petals are often brightly colored and have distinct shapes and patterns that are appealing to insects, birds, and other animals. These pollinators are attracted to the flowers for nectar or pollen, and in the process of feeding, they transfer pollen from one flower to another, aiding in the plant's reproduction. Therefore, the primary function of petals is to attract pollinators and ensure the successful pollination of the flower.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The sticky part of the pistil, used to collect pollen
    Explanation
    The stigma is the sticky part of the pistil in a flower. Its main purpose is to collect pollen. When a pollinator, such as a bee or butterfly, lands on the stigma, the pollen grains stick to the surface. This allows for the transfer of pollen from the male part of the flower (the anthers) to the female reproductive organs, leading to fertilization and the production of seeds.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Reproduction where a partner is involved
    Explanation
    Sexual reproduction is a type of reproduction where two partners, typically male and female, are involved in the process. It requires the fusion of gametes, which are specialized cells involved in reproduction, from each partner. This fusion results in the creation of offspring that inherit genetic material from both parents, leading to genetic diversity. This is in contrast to asexual reproduction, where an organism clones itself without the involvement of a partner.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. When an organism clones itself
    Explanation
    Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction where an organism produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself, essentially cloning itself. This means that the new organism is an exact copy of its parent, without any genetic variation or combination of traits from two parents. Asexual reproduction does not involve cross-pollination or the production of zygotes, as it does not require the fusion of gametes or the involvement of multiple individuals.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    What are the different types of asexual reproduction?

    • A.

      Vegetative Reproduction

    • B.

      Spores

    • C.

      Binary Fission

    • D.

      Budding

    • E.

      Zygote

    • F.

      Gametes

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Vegetative Reproduction
    B. Spores
    C. Binary Fission
    D. Budding
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes four different types of asexual reproduction: vegetative reproduction, spores, binary fission, and budding. Vegetative reproduction refers to the process where new individuals are formed from vegetative parts of a parent plant, such as stems or leaves. Spores are single-celled reproductive structures that can develop into new organisms. Binary fission is a method of reproduction where an organism divides into two equal parts, each becoming a new individual. Budding involves the formation of a small outgrowth, or bud, on the parent organism, which eventually detaches and develops into a new individual.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Provides variations of individuals
    Explanation
    Sexual reproduction provides variations of individuals through the process of genetic recombination. This allows for the creation of offspring with unique combinations of genes, increasing genetic diversity within a population. This diversity is advantageous as it can enhance the ability of a species to adapt to changing environments, resist diseases, and improve overall fitness. Additionally, sexual reproduction allows for the repair of damaged DNA through recombination, ensuring the survival and evolution of a species.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Requires a lot of energy
    B. Requires a lot of time
    C. Can only produce limited offspring
    Explanation
    Sexual reproduction has several disadvantages. First, it requires a significant amount of energy as it involves the production of specialized reproductive cells and the process of mating. Second, it also requires a lot of time as it involves finding a suitable mate and going through the complex process of fertilization. Additionally, sexual reproduction can only produce limited offspring compared to asexual reproduction, where a single individual can produce many offspring. Finally, in unfavorable environmental conditions, sexual reproduction can lead to a decrease in population size due to the need for specific conditions for successful mating and reproduction.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Can produce many individuals quickly
    B. Doesn't need any specialized cells or bringing gametes together
    Explanation
    Asexual reproduction has the advantage of producing many individuals quickly because it does not require the time and energy involved in finding a mate and producing gametes. Additionally, asexual reproduction does not need any specialized cells or the process of bringing gametes together, making it a simpler and more efficient method of reproduction. However, it does not provide variations of species or wide niches since there is no genetic recombination or mixing of traits. It also does not necessarily guarantee that no predators can disturb reproduction.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Population could be erased if environmental conditions are unfavorable
    Explanation
    Asexual reproduction has the disadvantage of potentially erasing the population if the environmental conditions become unfavorable. This is because asexual reproduction does not involve genetic diversity, so if the environment changes and becomes unsuitable for the organism, the entire population may not have the genetic variation necessary to adapt and survive. Therefore, asexual reproduction can be risky in unpredictable or changing environments.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    What are 'gametes'?

    • A.

      Sex cells

    • B.

      Male gametes

    • C.

      The cell created in sexual reproduction

    • D.

      A type of asexual reproduction

    Correct Answer
    A. Sex cells
    Explanation
    Gametes are sex cells, which are responsible for sexual reproduction. They are produced by both males and females and are involved in the process of fertilization. Gametes contain half the number of chromosomes compared to other body cells, allowing for the combination of genetic material from two individuals during sexual reproduction. This combination results in offspring with a unique combination of genes from both parents. Therefore, the term "sex cells" accurately describes gametes.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The cell created after the union of 2 gametes
    Explanation
    Zygotes are the cells formed when two gametes, typically an egg and a sperm, unite during fertilization. This union combines the genetic material from both parents, resulting in a single cell that will eventually develop into a new organism. Zygotes contain the complete set of chromosomes necessary for the formation of a new individual and undergo cell division to form an embryo. Therefore, the correct answer is "the cell created after the union of 2 gametes."

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A new multi-cellular life form
    Explanation
    An embryo refers to a new multi-cellular life form. This term is typically used to describe the early stage of development in organisms, particularly animals and humans, after fertilization of an egg. During this stage, the cells divide and differentiate, forming the foundation for the development of various tissues and organs. The term "embryo" is commonly used in the context of reproductive biology and embryology.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Process of dividing 2 cells to create an embryo
    Explanation
    Cleavage refers to the process of dividing two cells to create an embryo. During cleavage, the fertilized egg undergoes rapid cell divisions, resulting in the formation of a multicellular embryo. This process is essential for the development and growth of the embryo.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The role of an organism in an ecosystem
    Explanation
    A niche refers to the role that an organism plays in an ecosystem. It encompasses the specific interactions, behaviors, and adaptations of an organism that allow it to survive and reproduce within its environment. Each organism occupies a unique niche that may involve its feeding habits, preferred habitat, and interactions with other species. By occupying different niches, organisms can coexist and avoid direct competition for resources. Therefore, the correct answer is "the role of an organism in an ecosystem."

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    In nature, species use resource partitioning because:

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. It divides a resource unequally
    Explanation
    In nature, species use resource partitioning because it divides a resource unequally. Resource partitioning is a ecological strategy employed by different species that occupy the same habitat and have similar ecological requirements. By utilizing the available resources in slightly different ways or at different times, species can reduce competition for the same resources. This division is typically unequal, allowing each species to access resources more efficiently and reduce competition, which benefits the coexistence of multiple species in an ecosystem.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    What are the different types of symbiosis?

    • A.

      Parasitism

    • B.

      Mutualism

    • C.

      Commensalism

    • D.

      Intraspecies

    • E.

      Interspecies

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Parasitism
    B. Mutualism
    C. Commensalism
    Explanation
    The different types of symbiosis are parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism. Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship where one organism benefits at the expense of another organism. Mutualism is a type of symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit from each other. Commensalism is a type of symbiotic relationship where one organism benefits while the other is neither harmed nor benefited. Intraspecies refers to interactions between organisms of the same species, while interspecies refers to interactions between organisms of different species.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. One is harmed and one is benefited
    Explanation
    In parasitism, one organism benefits while the other is harmed. This relationship occurs when a parasite feeds on or lives in a host organism, obtaining nutrients and shelter at the expense of the host's well-being. The parasite benefits from this arrangement, while the host is negatively affected, experiencing reduced health or even death as a result.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Both are benefited
    Explanation
    In mutualism, both organisms involved benefit from their relationship. This means that both organisms gain some advantage or resource from each other, resulting in a mutually beneficial interaction. This type of relationship is commonly observed in nature, where different species rely on each other for survival and reproduction.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. One is benefited, but the other is not harmed
    Explanation
    In commensalism, one organism benefits from the relationship while the other is not harmed. This means that one organism gains an advantage or resource from the interaction, but the other organism is not negatively affected or harmed in any way. It is a type of symbiotic relationship where one organism benefits and the other remains unaffected.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    How many flowers are involved in self-pollination?

    Correct Answer
    1
    one
    One
    Explanation
    Self-pollination refers to the process where pollen from the male reproductive organ of a flower is transferred to the female reproductive organ of the same flower. In this case, the correct answer is "1" or "one" or "One" because self-pollination involves only a single flower.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    How many flowers are involved in cross-pollination?

    Correct Answer
    2
    two
    Two
    Explanation
    Cross-pollination involves the transfer of pollen from the male reproductive organ of one flower to the female reproductive organ of another flower. In order for this process to occur, there must be at least two flowers involved: one flower acting as the pollen donor and another flower acting as the pollen recipient. Therefore, the correct answer is 2, two, or Two.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Sep 28, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Apr 23, 2012
    Quiz Created by
    Smartiecheez
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.