Chapter 36

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Plant Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on plant transport.


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  • 1. 
    Most of the water and minerals absorbed by a plant is by the
    • A. 

      Taproots

    • B. 

      Storage roots

    • C. 

      Root hairs

    • D. 

      Thick parts of the roots near the base of the stem

  • 2. 
    Which does not play a role in transpiration?
    • A. 

      Cohesion of water molecules

    • B. 

      Water potential in leaves

    • C. 

      High nitrogen content in the soil around the roots

    • D. 

      Adhesion of water to the vessel walls

  • 3. 
    Cations are brought into the plant via all of these except
    • A. 

      Proton pump

    • B. 

      Membrane potential

    • C. 

      Neutral solute movement

    • D. 

      Chemiosmosis

  • 4. 
    The movement of materials across the living parts of the cell by cytoplasmic continuum is
    • A. 

      Transmembrane movement

    • B. 

      Symplastic movement

    • C. 

      Apoplastic movement

  • 5. 
    Symbiotic structures that help plants by absorbing water for them are
    • A. 

      Mycorrhizae

    • B. 

      Casparian strips

    • C. 

      Guard cells

    • D. 

      Guttation hairs

  • 6. 
    Ignoring all other factors, which would result in the fastest delivery of water and minerals to the leaves of a tree?
    • A. 

      Cool, dry day

    • B. 

      Warm, dry day

    • C. 

      Warm, humid day

    • D. 

      Cool, humid day

  • 7. 
    Guttation is caused by
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Transpiration

    • C. 

      Root pressure

    • D. 

      Pressure flow of sap

  • 8. 
    When would you expect carbon dioxide to be the highest?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      April

    • C. 

      June

    • D. 

      August

  • 9. 
    The roots have an area that controls water entering selectively (only through living portions) using a waxy Casparian Strip. What is this area called?
    • A. 

      Endodermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Stele

  • 10. 
    Which is not a stimulus to open the guard cells of the stomata?
    • A. 

      Potassium uptake

    • B. 

      Depletion of carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Circadian clock

    • D. 

      Drought