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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of pteridophytes?

A. Sporophyte generation is dominant

B. Gametophyte generation is dominant

C. Produce spores

D. Has true roots, stems and leaves


Which of the following does NOT describe the purpose of spores in fungi?
A. Absorb sunlight during photosynthesis
B. Used for asexual reproduction
C. Used for sexual reproduction
D. Produced by the gills of the basidia


All protists are __________________________.
A. Prokaryotic
B. Eukaryotic
C. Unicellular
D. Multicellular


Why Hibiscus sp. are considered more advanced compared to Pinus sp.?

A. Xylem consists of vessel and tracheid

B. Reproduction by producing seeds

C. Phloem consists of sieve tube

D. Has true roots, stem and leaves


Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Kingdom Fungi?
A. Autotrophic
B. Cell walls of chitin
C. Eukaryotic
D. Saprotrophic


Which of the following would be most effective in slowing the loss of biodiversity?

A. creating large parks/preserves in biodiversity hotspots

B. requiring every country to maintain a seed bank


Which of the following is the mode of digestion for fungi?

A. Photosynthetic

B. Chemotrophic

C. Saprophytic

D. Holozoic


Most conifers have separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree. This condition is referred to as

A. monoecious

B. dioecious

C. homosporous

D. heterosporous


Why is biodiversity important to ecosystems?

A. It helps populations adapt to ecological changes.

B. It increases at each level of the food chain.


Which of the following statements are TRUE about organisms in the Domain Bacteria?

I. Consist of bacteria and archaebacteria

II. Some are photoautotrophs

III. Genetic material is associated with histone protein

IV. Membrane-enclosed organelles are not present

A. I and II

B. I and III

C. II and III

D. II and IV


Angiosperms are the most successful terrestrial plants. Which of these features is unique to them and helps account for their success?

A. Dominant gametophytes

B. Fruits enclosing seeds

C. Embryos enclosed within seed coats

D. Sperm cells without flagella


Lichens are ________ and photosynthetic _____________ in a mutualistic relationship with one another.
A. Fungi and Algae
B. Fungi and Plants
C. Plants and Algae
D. Animals and Plants


Non-vascular plants belongs to which group?

A. pteridophytes

B. bryophytes

C. gymnosperms

D. angiosperms


Penicillium sp. belongs to

A. Ascomycota

B. Zygomycota

C. Basidiomycota

D. Apicomplexa


Which of following is NOT example of bacteria?

A. S. aureus

B. Chlamydomonas sp.

C. Nitrosomonas sp.

D. Lactobacillus sp.


Which of the following protists contain chloroplasts and are therefore autotrophic?
A. Euglena
B. Amoeba
C. Paramecium
D. Slime Mold


Which of the following is the unique characteristics for Kingdom Plantae

A. cell wall consist of peptidoplycan

B. carbohydrate storage is glycogen

C. has alternation of generation

D. motile


The ecosystem approach to conservation is partly based on the idea that:

A. a healthy biosphere requires intact ecosystems.

B. human needs are of secondary importance.


The cells walls of fungi are made of a chemical compound known as ____________.
A. Chitin
B. Cellulose
C. Phospholipid Bilayer
D. Calcium Carbonate


All answers listed below are true about bacteria EXCEPT

A. all are prokaryotes

B. all are unicellular

C. all are harmful

D. all do not have nucleus


Rhizopus sp. belongs to

A. Ascomycota

B. Zygomycota

C. Basidiomycota

D. Apicomplexa


Fungi are made up of filaments known as _________, which allow the fungus to digest substances and absorb nutrients.
A. Hyphae
B. Spores
C. Roots
D. Fruiting Bodies


Biologists put extra effort into protecting these because they have many species living in them.
A. Cities
B. Biodiversity Hotspots
C. Farms
D. Conservation stations


How is the amoeba (seen in the image) able to move?
A. Pseudopods
B. Cilia
C. Flagella
D. Pili


What is an invasive species?
A. A native (naturally found) species which are added to an area. 
B. A non-native (not naturally found) species added to an area. 
C. A keystone species in an environment
D. none of the above




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