BISC Final Exam Quiz: MCQ!

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Have you ever heard of BISC? BISC stands for Bergen International Student Conference. This quiz will support you to get ready for the exam. You need to know what is required for plants, decomposing matter, water evaporation, plants and how they live, and how photosynthesis works. Botany can also be called plant biology. The bulk of the quiz deals with plant life. Don’t forget to take your certificate upon completion of the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are ____ for plants.
    • A. 

      Macronutrients

    • B. 

      Micronutrients

    • C. 

      Trace elements

    • D. 

      Required elements

    • E. 

      Both a and d

  • 2. 
    Decomposing matter in the soil is called ____.
    • A. 

      Loam

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Topsoil

    • D. 

      Nutrients

  • 3. 
    A ____ strip between abutting endodermal cell walls forces water and solutes to move through these cells rather than around them.
    • A. 

      Cutin

    • B. 

      Casparian

    • C. 

      Cohesion

    • D. 

      Cellulose

  • 4. 
    The nutrition of some plants depends on a mutually beneficial association between a root and a fungus. The association is known as ____.
    • A. 

      Root nodule

    • B. 

      Mycorrhiza

    • C. 

      Root hair

    • D. 

      Root hypha

  • 5. 
    The vascular cylinder consists of cells of the ____.
    • A. 

      Exodermis

    • B. 

      Endodermis

    • C. 

      Root cortex

    • D. 

      Xylem and phloem

    • E. 

      B and d

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Water evaporation from plant parts is called ____.
    • A. 

      Translocation

    • B. 

      Expiration

    • C. 

      Transpiration

    • D. 

      Tension

  • 7. 
    Water transport from roots to leaves occurs mainly because of ____.
    • A. 

      Pressure flow

    • B. 

      Differences in source and sink solute concentrations

    • C. 

      The pumping force of xylem vessels

    • D. 

      Transpiration, tension, and cohesion of water

    • E. 

      A and b

  • 8. 
    A waxy cuticle is secreted by ____.
    • A. 

      Ground tissue

    • B. 

      Epidermal cells

    • C. 

      A stoma

    • D. 

      Root hairs

  • 9. 
    When guard cells swell, ____.
    • A. 

      Transpiration ceases

    • B. 

      Sugars enter phloem

    • C. 

      A stoma opens

    • D. 

      Root cells die

  • 10. 
    Stomata open in response to light when ____.
    • A. 

      Guard cells pump ions into their cytoplasm

    • B. 

      Guard cells pump ions out of their cytoplasm

    • C. 

      Water evaporates out of guard cells

  • 11. 
    Tracheids are part of ____.
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Mesophyll

    • C. 

      Phloem

    • D. 

      Xylem

  • 12. 
    Sieve tubes are part of ____.
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Mesophyll

    • C. 

      Phloem

    • D. 

      Xylem

  • 13. 
    When soil is dry, guard cells respond to ____ by collapsing against one another, so stomata close.
    • A. 

      Air temperature

    • B. 

      Low humidity

    • C. 

      Abscisic acid

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 14. 
    Transport of photosynthetically produced sugars from leaves to roots occurs by ____.
    • A. 

      Pressure flow

    • B. 

      Differences in source and sink solute concentrations

    • C. 

      The pumping force of xylem vessels

    • D. 

      Transpiration, tension, and cohesion of water

    • E. 

      A and b

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