Botany: Bryophyte, Fern, Gymnosperm And Angiosperm Quiz

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Botany: Bryophyte, Fern, Gymnosperm And Angiosperm Quiz

This quiz accompanies the webquest for my botany students on angiosperms, gymnosperms, moss and ferns.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to evolutionary theory, which plant division evolved first?
    • A. 

      Angiosperm

    • B. 

      Gymnosperm

    • C. 

      Fern

    • D. 

      Moss (Bryophyte)

  • 2. 
    What characteristic do all angiosperms have in common?
    • A. 

      They contain naked seeds.

    • B. 

      They contain a protected seed within a flower.

    • C. 

      They need water for the sperm to swim to the egg.

    • D. 

      They do not have a vascular system.

  • 3. 
    If the seed has two distinct cotyledons, is this considered a monocot or a dicot?
    • A. 

      Dicot

    • B. 

      Monocot

  • 4. 
    Which gymnosperm division has the most economically useful species?
    • A. 

      Gnetophytes

    • B. 

      Conifers

    • C. 

      Cycads

    • D. 

      Ginko

  • 5. 
    Pine trees fall into which gymnosperm division?
    • A. 

      Ginko

    • B. 

      Cycads

    • C. 

      Conifers

    • D. 

      Gnetophytes

  • 6. 
    How does a moss differ from a fern.
    • A. 

      Moss roots grow vertically as well as horizontally. Fern roots only grow horizontally.

    • B. 

      Moss has vascular tissue (xylem and phloem) whereas ferns do not.

    • C. 

      Ferns have vascular tissue (xylem and phloem) whereas moss does not.

    • D. 

      There is no difference between the two- they are actually synonyms.

  • 7. 
    Angiosperms are broken down further into two groups: monocots and ______________.
    • A. 

      Diatoms

    • B. 

      Diamonds

    • C. 

      Diagonals

    • D. 

      Dicots

  • 8. 
    Which is older (in terms of evolutionary discent)? Gymnosperms or angiosperms? (choose one)
    • A. 

      Gymnosperms

    • B. 

      Angiosperms

  • 9. 
    Which division of plants causes horrible symptoms for allergy sufferers?
    • A. 

      Cycads

    • B. 

      Ginkos

    • C. 

      Gnetophytes

    • D. 

      Pinophytes (Conifers)