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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 22: Plant Diversity

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(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C)
1. Because of the lack of water in the desert, which of the following are capable of living in this type of environment?
A seed plants
B ferns
C mosses
D horsetails


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
2. Like all plants, mosses have
F chlorophyll.
G roots.
H seeds.
J flowers.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
3. Among the following, the plants that reproduce by seeds are the
A ferns.
B gymnosperms.
C mosses.
D club mosses.


(TAKS 4, IPC TEKS 7D)
4. Oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium are elements in Group 6A of the Periodic Table of the Elements. Which of the following is a true statement about this group?
F All of the elements are poor conductors of electricity.
G All of the elements are gases.
H All of the elements have six valence electrons.
J All of the elements are nonmetals.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
5. The plants that are recognized as ferns are actually diploid
A rhizoids.
B sporangia.
C sporophytes.
D gametophytes.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
6. Which of the following characteristics does NOT apply to members of the plant kingdom?
F development from an embryo
G mobility of the adult organism
H photosynthesis
J cell walls that contain cellulose


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
7. Ferns are plants that
A survive in darkness.
B contain xylem and phloem.
C produce flowers.
D do not require water for fertilization.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
8. The survival of plants depends on
F sunlight, water, and organic nutrients.
G water, minerals, and organic nutrients.
H water, minerals, and sunlight.
J water, oxygen, and sunlight.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A.3)
9. The first plants evolved from an organism similar to today's
A ferns.
B fungi.
C brown algae.
D green algae.


(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 4B)
10. Several children were riding in a school bus without buckling up their seatbelts. When the bus came to a sudden stop, these children were thrown from their seats and injured. The forward motion of the children can be explained by
F Newton's first law of motion.
G Newton's second law of motion.
H Newton's third law of motion.
J all of the above