Ethnobotany Pre-class Quiz

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Ethnobotany Pre-class Quiz - Quiz

How much do you already know about ethnobotany? Can you pass this "Ethnobotany Pre-Class quiz?" Ethnobotany means the study of interrelations between humans and plants. The current use of the term means the study of indigenous or traditional knowledge of plants. It means the indigenous knowledge of plant classification, cultivation, and use as food, medicine, and shelter. So, get ready to learn more about this with this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A fruit develops from which of these structures on a plant?

    • A.

      Root

    • B.

      Leaf

    • C.

      Flower

    • D.

      Stem

    • E.

      Stomate

    Correct Answer
    C. Flower
    Explanation
    A fruit develops from a flower on a plant. Flowers contain the reproductive structures of a plant, including the male and female parts. Once a flower is pollinated, the fertilized ovary within the flower develops into a fruit. The fruit protects the seeds and aids in their dispersal. This process allows plants to reproduce and spread their genetic material.

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  • 2. 

    If you don't know a plant, which of these will help you identify it?

    • A.

      Hand lens

    • B.

      Plant field guide book

    • C.

      Defining leaf, and flower traits

    • D.

      Being familiar with family traits

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options will help you identify a plant if you don't know it. Using a hand lens can help you examine the plant's features in detail, while a plant field guide book provides information and images of different plant species for comparison. Defining leaf and flower traits can also aid in identification, as certain characteristics are unique to specific plants. Additionally, being familiar with family traits can narrow down the possibilities, as plants within the same family often share similar features. Therefore, all of these options can be helpful in identifying an unknown plant.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is NOT part of a flower:

    • A.

      Pistil

    • B.

      Sepal

    • C.

      Lenticle

    • D.

      Petal

    • E.

      Calyx

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenticle
    Explanation
    A lenticle is not part of a flower. The pistil, sepal, petal, and calyx are all components of a flower. The pistil is the female reproductive organ, the sepal protects the flower bud, the petal attracts pollinators, and the calyx is the outermost whorl of the flower. However, a lenticle is a small pore or opening in the surface of a plant stem or fruit that allows for gas exchange. It is not directly related to the structure or function of a flower.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these are NOT a useful method of observation in the field?

    • A.

      Sketching

    • B.

      Videography

    • C.

      Note-taking

    • D.

      Audio recording

    • E.

      Asking leading questions

    Correct Answer
    E. Asking leading questions
    Explanation
    Asking leading questions is not a useful method of observation in the field because it can bias the responses of the individuals being observed. Leading questions tend to suggest a desired answer or influence the participant's response, which can distort the accuracy and reliability of the observations. It is important to maintain objectivity and avoid any form of manipulation when conducting observations in the field.

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  • 5. 

    Where would you find a plant that's described as a xerophyte?

    • A.

      A swamp

    • B.

      A desert

    • C.

      The ocean

    • D.

      The tundra

    • E.

      A forest

    Correct Answer
    B. A desert
    Explanation
    A xerophyte is a type of plant that is adapted to survive in dry and arid conditions. Deserts are known for their extreme dryness and lack of water, making them the ideal habitat for xerophytes. These plants have various adaptations such as deep roots, thick cuticles, and reduced leaf surfaces to minimize water loss and maximize water absorption. Therefore, it is logical to find a xerophyte plant in a desert rather than in a swamp, the ocean, the tundra, or a forest where water availability is higher.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following plants do people in the YK region traditionally used for spiritual purification?

    • A.

      Cloudberry

    • B.

      Labrador tea

    • C.

      Sage

    • D.

      Fireweed

    Correct Answer
    B. Labrador tea
    Explanation
    Labrador tea is traditionally used by people in the YK region for spiritual purification. It is a plant that has been used for centuries by Indigenous communities for its medicinal and spiritual properties. The leaves of Labrador tea are brewed into a tea that is believed to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit. The plant is highly regarded for its ability to promote relaxation, clarity, and connection to the spiritual realm. It is an important part of cultural practices and ceremonies in the YK region.

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  • 7. 

    For which illness do elders of the YK region recommend drinking the juice of cloudberries?

    • A.

      Sore throat

    • B.

      Stomach ache

    • C.

      Colds

    • D.

      Aches and pains

    Correct Answer
    C. Colds
    Explanation
    The elders of the YK region recommend drinking the juice of cloudberries for colds. Cloudberries are known for their high vitamin C content, which can help boost the immune system and fight off cold symptoms. Additionally, the juice of cloudberries may have soothing properties that can help alleviate the discomfort associated with colds, such as sore throat and congestion. Therefore, consuming cloudberry juice is believed to be an effective remedy for treating colds in the YK region.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following do people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) region do with the plant fireweed?

    • A.

      Gather the young plant to eat in the spring.

    • B.

      Use the leaves for tea.

    • C.

      Add it to soups.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) region do all of the mentioned activities with the plant fireweed. They gather the young plant to eat in the spring, use the leaves for making tea, and add it to soups.

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  • 9. 

    To which family of plants does grass belong?

    • A.

      Ranunculaceae

    • B.

      Violaceae

    • C.

      Asteraceae

    • D.

      Poaceae

    • E.

      Rosaceae

    Correct Answer
    D. Poaceae
    Explanation
    Grass belongs to the family Poaceae. This family is commonly known as the grass family and includes various species of grasses. Grasses are characterized by their narrow leaves, hollow stems, and inconspicuous flowers. They are found in a wide range of habitats and are an important component of many ecosystems.

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  • 10. 

    What is an herbarium?

    • A.

      A glass container to grow miniature plants in

    • B.

      A type of error that's made in measuring plant growth

    • C.

      A new way of making tea

    • D.

      A scientific collection of pressed/dried plant specimens

    • E.

      A benign growth on a tree

    Correct Answer
    D. A scientific collection of pressed/dried plant specimens
    Explanation
    An herbarium is a scientific collection of pressed/dried plant specimens. It is a repository where plant specimens are stored for research, reference, and documentation purposes. These specimens are carefully collected, pressed, dried, and mounted on sheets of paper or stored in special folders. The herbarium serves as a valuable resource for botanists, researchers, and educators to study and identify plant species, track their distribution, and understand their characteristics and relationships. It is an important tool in the field of plant taxonomy and biodiversity research.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these terms is NOT involved in plant reproduction?

    • A.

      Spore

    • B.

      Taproot

    • C.

      Gamete

    • D.

      Seed

    • E.

      Pollen

    Correct Answer
    B. Taproot
    Explanation
    Plant reproduction involves various terms such as spore, gamete, seed, and pollen. However, taproot is not directly involved in the process of reproduction. Taproot refers to the main root of a plant that grows vertically downward, providing anchorage and absorbing water and nutrients from the soil. While taproots play a crucial role in plant growth and development, they are not directly involved in the reproductive process of plants.

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