Chapters 29 And 30-plant Diversity

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Chapters 29 And 30-plant Diversity

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Mosses possess vascular tissues that ferns do not

    • B. 

      Ferns possess roots and leaves that mosses do not

    • C. 

      Mosses lack chlorophyll that ferns possess

    • D. 

      Ferns lack the haploid stage that mosses possess

  • 2. 
    Which does not describe monocots?
    • A. 

      Parallel veins

    • B. 

      Fibrous roots

    • C. 

      Scattered vascular bundles

    • D. 

      Flower parts in 4's

  • 3. 
    The conifers belong to the
    • A. 

      Angiosperms

    • B. 

      Bryophytes

    • C. 

      Gymnosperms

    • D. 

      Pteridophytes

  • 4. 
    An evolutionary adaptation of leaves in the form of needles is to
    • A. 

      Prevent dessication

    • B. 

      Encourage photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Allow more transpiration to occur

    • D. 

      Allow the exchange of K and starch

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an evolutionary adaption to land?
    • A. 

      Leaves for transpiration

    • B. 

      Alternation of generations

    • C. 

      Apical meristems

    • D. 

      Stomata for gas exchange

    • E. 

      Vascular tissues

  • 6. 
    The smallest group of plants in terms of extant species is
    • A. 

      Angiosperms

    • B. 

      Bryophytes

    • C. 

      Gymnosperms

    • D. 

      Pteridophytes

  • 7. 
    What is the advantage of pollen?
    • A. 

      Allows plants to self fertilize

    • B. 

      Prevents hybridization

    • C. 

      Eliminates the need for water delivery for sperm

    • D. 

      Carries eggs from one plant to the other

  • 8. 
    Which is not a possible delivery method for the seeds of angiosperms?
    • A. 

      Pollen

    • B. 

      Fecal matter

    • C. 

      Animal hair

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Offspring gain nutrients from the maternal unit

    • B. 

      Allows for the screening of alleles so that bad mutations do not get passed on

    • C. 

      Absence of vascular tissues allows more energy for growth

    • D. 

      Females do not have to tolerate environmental stresses

  • 10. 
    The microsporangia gives rise to the
    • A. 

      Sperm

    • B. 

      Ovule

    • C. 

      Megaspore

    • D. 

      Bryophyte