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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.

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.

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