Biodiversity Quiz


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All statements below is true about gymnosperms EXCEPT

A. heterosporous

B. seed does not enclosed within ovary

C. non-vascular plants

D. less dependent on water for fertilization


The common name for the organism in bryophytes is

A. mosses

B. flowering plants

C. ferns

D. pines


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


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


a species at risk, but not yet endangered

A. endangered

B. exotic

C. endemic

D. threatened


Which of the following best describes how fungi obtain their nutrition and energy?
A. Digest –> Ingest
B. Ingest –> Digest
C. Photosynthesi
D. Autotrophic


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


Which two kingdoms are entirely multicellular?
A. Animalia and Plantae
B. Animalia and Protista
C. Protista and Plantae


The number of different species and the abundance of each species in a biological community.
A. genetic diversity
B. ecosystem diversity
C. extinction
D. species diversity


______ ______ includes thing like minerals, fossil fuels, plants, animals, clean water, and solar energy.
A. Overexpoitation
B. Natural Resources
C. Nonrenewable Resources


Plants that produce seeds in cones are known as _____, while flower producing plants are known as _____.
A. Angiosperms; Gymnosperms
B. Nonvascular plants; Vascular plants
C. Vascular plants; Nonvascular plants
D. Gymnosperms; Angiosperms


Which of the following statements show characteristics of Sulfolobus sp.?

I. The cell walls do not contain peptidoglycan.

II. There are no membrane-enclosed organelles within their cytoplasm.

III. Their DNA consist of histone proteins.

IV. Their membrane lipid has unbranched hydrocarbon chain that linked by ether linkage

A. I, II and III

B. II, III and IV

C. I, II and IV

D. I, III and IV


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


Amoeba is an example of which type of protist?
A. Animal-like protists
B. Plant-like protists
C. Fungi-like protists
D. Bacteria-like protists


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 these species belongs to bryophytes?

A. Polytrichum sp.

B. Dryopteris sp.

C. Pinus sp.

D. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis


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


True or False: Budding is an example of asexual reproduction used by unicellular fungi known as yeasts.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE


Penicillium sp. belongs to

A. Ascomycota

B. Zygomycota

C. Basidiomycota

D. Apicomplexa


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


The Gram-positive bacteria stain purple because

A. they form thin outer membrane

B. they have thick outer membrane

C. they have thin peptidoglycan layer

D. they have thick peptidoglycan layer


Which compound in the cell wall that causes a Gram positive bacteria stain purple in colour when it is treated with crystal violet dye?

A. Outer membrane

B. Lipoprotein

C. Peptidoglycan

D. Lipopolysaccharide


Which of the following taxa contains the most members?

A. order

B. species

C. phylum

D. class


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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