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1
Plant life constitutes 50% of the total biomass of the earth.
A)True
B)False
2
Having formed during the twentieth century, plant anatomy and plant physiology are the most recently developed areas of botanical study.
A)True
B)False
3
In order to survive beyond the twenty-first century, humans will need to
A)recycle on a large scale.
B)stop the increase in human population.
C)practice water and energy conservation.
D)all of the above.
4
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the scientific method?
A)hypothesis
B)controls
C)conjecture
D)data collection
5
The study of plant function is called
A)taxonomy.
B)morphology.
C)anatomy.
D)physiology.
6
Dendrochronology, or the study of tree rings, is an example of which branch of botany?
A)taxonomy
B)physiology
C)anatomy
D)ecology
7
Which botanist is credited with naming and classifying plants?
A)Linnaeus
B)Carson
C)Malpighi
D)von Helmont
8
What is the name of the book credited with increasing public awareness of the field of ecology?
A)Silent Spring
B)Species Plantarum
C)Origin of Species
9
Gregor Mendel is considered the founder of
A)plant geography.
B)plant genetics.
C)cytology.
D)plant systematics.
10
Cell biology is also referred to as
A)genetic engineering.
B)cytology.
C)pteridology.
D)systematics.
11
Plants will play an important role in space exploration because of their ability to
A)produce drugs.
B)generate oxygen.
C)generate carbon dioxide.
D)produce fiber.
12
The study of botany has its origins in which time period?
A)Bronze Age
B)Victorian Period
C)Stone Age
D)Industrial Revolution
13
The study of the form and structure of plants is known as
A)plant ecology.
B)plant morphology.
C)plant geography.
D)plant taxonomy.
14
Tropical rain forests occupy what percentage of the earth's surface?
A)40
B)24
C)10
D)5
15
The current estimate of human population on earth is
A)250 million.
B)1 trillion.
C)4 billion.
D)6.7 billion.
16
Concerns about developing ethanol fuel from corn include:
A)energy required to produce corn
B)losing food crop land to produce fuel
C)alternative use of inedible crops would overcome concerns
D)all of the above







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