PCAT Study Questions

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PCAT Study Questions

Prepare for the PCAT. Information from Kaplan study book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The diploid SPOROPHYTE generation produces 
    • A. 

      Diploid spores

    • B. 

      Haploid gametes

    • C. 

      Diploid gametes

    • D. 

      Haploid spores

    • E. 

      It depends on the species

  • 2. 
    In plants alternation of generation, haploid spores develop into?
    • A. 

      Adult sporphytes

    • B. 

      Haploid gametophyte generation

    • C. 

      Diploid spores

    • D. 

      Haploid spores

    • E. 

      Large gametophytes

  • 3. 
    What are specialized cells with hard coverings that prevent loss of water?
    • A. 

      Spores

    • B. 

      Sporophytes

    • C. 

      Gametes

    • D. 

      Seeds

    • E. 

      Meristems

  • 4. 
    What form of asexual reproduction occurs in one-celled organisms, in which the DNA replicates, and a new plasma membrane and cell wall grow inward along the midline of the cell dividing it into two equally sized cells.  
    • A. 

      Parthenogensis

    • B. 

      Fission

    • C. 

      Budding

    • D. 

      Fertilization

    • E. 

      Regeneration

  • 5. 
    Sexual reproduction requires the following (more than one answer): 
    • A. 

      Oogenesis

    • B. 

      The production of functional sex cells or gametes by adult organisms.

    • C. 

      The formation of a spindle apparatus.

    • D. 

      The union of functional sex cells or gametes to form a zygote.

    • E. 

      The development of the zygote into another adult, completing the cycle.

  • 6. 
    Spermatogensis, or sperm production, occurs in the:
    • A. 

      Gametophyte

    • B. 

      Gonads

    • C. 

      Flagellum

    • D. 

      Ovum

    • E. 

      Seminiferous tubules

  • 7. 
    Upon ovulation, the oocyte is released into the:
    • A. 

      Fallopian tube

    • B. 

      Ovary

    • C. 

      Follicle

    • D. 

      Abdominal cavitiy

    • E. 

      Uterus