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Which of the following is a flowering plant?
• Mucor
• Toadstool
• Fucus
• Spirogyra
• Ash
AshThe ash (a tree having a silver-gray bark) is a flowering plant (a plant that bears flowers).
The fucus, mucor, spirogyra and toadstool are all non-flowering plants (flowerless plants).
The gas that plants feed on is _______ (during photosynthesis).
• Oxygen
• Nitrogen
• Carbon Dioxide
Carbon DioxidePlants feed on Carbon Dioxide gas (CO2) during photosynthesis.
The gas that is exhaled by plants is _______ (during respiration).
• Carbon Dioxide
• Oxygen
• Nitrogen
Carbon DioxideCarbon Dioxide gas (CO2) is expired by plants (during respiration).
The seeds of coniferous trees are contained in the _______.
• fruits
• cones
• flowers
conesThe seeds of a coniferous tree (like the pine and fir) are contained in its cones.
The scientific biological name for the family of grasses is _______.
• Germineae
• Gramineae
• Grevineae
Gramineae'Gramineae' is the scientific biological term used for the family of grasses.
Which of the following is not a deciduous tree/shrub?
• Larch
• Oak
• Elm
• Holly
• Sycamore
HollyThe holly (a shrub/bush having shiny prickly leaves and red berries) is evergreen.
Which of the following conifers is not an evergreen?
• Cedar
• Larch
• Spruce
• Pine
• Fir
LarchThe larch (a tall deciduous tree of the pine family that bears small cones) is not an evergreen.
Which of the following plants has no chlorophyll?
• Dandelion
• Poppy
• Mushroom
• Holly
• Fern
MushroomThe mushroom (an edible fungus having a stem and a domed cap) does not contain chlorophyll.
Which of the following words/phrases is generally not applicable to plants?
• Mineral Food
• Transpire
• Organic Food
• Green
• Stationary
Organic FoodThe term 'organic food' is generally not applicable to a plant.
Which of the following materials/substances is not of plant origin?
• Paper
• Pearl
• Sugar
• Rubber
• Linen
PearlThe pearl (a round creamy-white gem formed inside the shell of certain oysters) is not of plant origin.
The _______ of carrots and turnips are eaten by man.
• stems
• roots
• leaves
rootsThe roots of turnip and carrot plants are consumed (eaten) by man.
Which of the following plants cannot be classified as a grass?
• Bamboo
• Wheat
• Vernal
• Sugarcane
• Shallot
ShallotThe shallot (a small plant like the onion plant) cannot be classified as a grass.
The sugarcane, bamboo, wheat and vernal can all be classified as grasses.
The _______ of rhubarb and celery plants are eaten by man.
• roots
• stems
• leaves
stemsThe stems of celery and rhubarb plants are consumed (eaten) by man.
Which of the following is not a herbaceous plant?
• Marigold
• Clover
• Daisy
• Buttercup
• Sycamore
SycamoreThe sycamore (a large, tall deciduous timber-tree of the maple family having winged seeds) is not a herbaceous (soft-stemmed) plant.
The daisy, clover, marigold and buttercup are all herbaceous plants.
Wheat and other kinds of corn can be classified as cereals.
• True
• False
TrueWheat and other kinds of corn such as rice, maize, oats, rye and barley can all be classified as cereals.
The organic material contained in soil is known as humus.
• True
• False
TrueHumus is the rich, dark organic material present in the soil which is formed by the decay of dead leaves and plants.
The seeds of deciduous trees are contained in the fruits.
• True
• False
TrueThe seeds of a deciduous tree are contained in its fruits.
Germinating seeds respire slowly as compared with leaves.
• True
• False
FalseGerminating seeds respire rapidly as compared with leaves.
Plants react more quickly to stimuli than animals.
• True
• False
FalseAnimals respond to stimuli faster than plants.

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