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Key Concepts Quiz

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Question 1
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I have just finished landscaping my yard and have a rather large area of exposed soil. Which group of plants should I plant in order to minimize erosion?
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Question 2
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How does plant growth change if the terminal bud is removed or its growth is otherwise hindered?
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Question 3
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You have just collected a plant with a large, underground structure. How can you tell if it is a modified shoot or a root?
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Question 4
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Under ideal environmental conditions, a plant has produced much more carbohydrate than it needs to survive. Where will this surplus likely go in the plant body?
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Question 5
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Which of the following plant cell types have a role similar to that of bone cells in animals?
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Question 6
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Vessel elements are dead cells that are part of _____ and conduct _____ through hollow tubes.
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Question 7
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The meristems of plants allow for indeterminate growth in plants. What cell type must be found in the meristematic region for this to occur?
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Question 8
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What is the basic difference between primary and secondary growth?
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Question 9
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The vascular cambium of a woody tree can be found just outside the _____.
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Question 10
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Why would an angiosperm plant expend the energy to produce pollen grains with the sperm cells encapsulated inside?
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Question 11
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Why do angiosperms expend great amounts of energy to produce a seed when seedless plants were so successful?
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Question 12
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I have just picked a red, ripe, juicy tomato, and I want to plant the seeds. I quickly remove the seeds and plant them while they are still damp with some of the remains of the fruit. I just know they will quickly germinate and grow to produce new tomato plants. I keep the soil moist, and to my dismay, I still have no tomatoes after waiting a year. What do you think has happened?
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Question 13
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A fruit such as a nectarine is most likely a(n) _____ because _____.
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Question 14
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In some biomes (types of ecosystems), frequent fires destroy plant life, but it is quickly replaced with new growth. The intense heat must stimulate enzymes in seeds that _____.
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Question 15
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Tim discovers a large group of cane plants (sometimes referred to as bamboo). He notices that all of the plants look very similar (after all, they are all cane). He also observes that the population seems to form a tight group of individual plants that seem to radiate from a central core. What is the likely mode of reproduction in this population?
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