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6th Grade Structure, Process and Responses of Plants (6b)


Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. Photosynthesis occurs in which of these organisms?
a. Sunflower plant
c. Sunfish
b. Mushroom
d. Luna moth
2. Is an organism that makes its own food.
a. autotroph
c.
b. heterotroph
d.

decompose
photosynthesis

3. The picture shows a sprouting bean plant. The leaf produced will help the

plant by

a.
b.
c.
d.

absorbing water from the air for nourishment


using sunlight for energy in food production
reproducing more bean plants for survival of the species
adding support for the plant as it grows taller

4. Linnaeus's system gave how many names to each organism?


a. two
c. one
b. three
d. four
5. Which one of the following sequences shows the correct hierarchy of classification, going from

the most inclusive to the least inclusive?


a. Kingdom, Phylum, Order, Class, Family, Genus, Species
b. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
c. Species, Genus, Family, Class, Order, Phylum, Kingdom
d. Genus, Species, Kingdom, Phylum, Order, Class, Family
6. Scientific names of organisms consist of ____.
a. genus and species
c. family and genus
b. order and family
d. class and order

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7. In a flower, what most likely happens when pollen from the stamen gets into

the ovary?

a.
b.

The plant dies.


A seed develops.

8. Most plants on Earth are _____.


a. nonvascular plants
b. seedless plants

c.
d.

The flower closes.


The sepals fall off.

c.
d.

vascular plants
gametophyte plants

9. Of the following, which is NOT a vascular plant?


a. moss
c. fern
b. pine tree
d. horsetail
10. What part of the flower produces pollen?

a.
b.

ovary
sepal

c.
d.

pistil
stamen

11. The undeveloped plant inside a fertilized seed is called the _____.
a. Dicot
c. Monocot
b. Embryo
d. Endosperm

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12. Two types of roots are ________ and _________ .


a. xylem and phloem
c. deep and strong
b. long and short
d. taproots and fibrous
13. As a butterfly obtains nectar from the base of a flower, a powdery substance produced by the

flower sticks to the butterflys body. This substance is used directly in which of the following
processes?
a. nectar production
c. photosynthesis
b. pollination
d. germination
14. What is the first stage in the life of a flowering plant?
a. fertilization
c. germination
b. pollination
d. seed dispersal
15.

Which is the most accurate statement?


The principal role of a flower in the life cycle of a plant is:
a. attracting insects
b. producing seeds
c. producing pollen
d. producing nectar
16. The part of the angiosperm involed in sexual reproduction is _____.
a. stem
c. shoot
b. root
d. flower
17. What do we call a stem that grows along the ground or in the air, and forms a new plant at its tip?
a. runner
c. tuber
b. bud
d. bulb
18. New strawberries, some ivy and many lawn grasses are examples of __________.
a. bulbs
c. leaves
b. tubers
d. runners
19. The process of releasing water vapor through the leaves is called _____.
a. Perspiration
c. Transpiration
b. Transportation
d. Photosynthesis
20. Carbon dioxide enters a plant through its _____.
a. roots
c. stem
b. stomata
d. flowers
21. The process where light energy us trapped in a plants chlorophyll and produces sugars is called

_____.
a. mitosis
b. accereration

c.
d.

photosynthesis
respiration

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22. Which of the following plants utilize thigmotropism to capture prey?


a. Roses
c. Dandelions
b. Venus flytraps
d. Lilacs
23. Which of these apple trees is dormant?

a.

b.

c.

d.

24. The coiling of tendrils around a pole are an example of _____.


a. phototropism
c. thigmotropism
b. gravitropism
d. hydrotropism
25. Fungi do not cause
a. tentanus
b. grain mold

c.
d.

wheat rust
corn smut

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26. Although the mushroom looks like a plant, it is in a different kingdom. The main difference

between the fungi kingdom and the plant kingdom is that fungi

a.
b.

use chlorophyll to make sugar


absorb nutrients from other
organisms

c.
d.

have special tissues


depend on the Sun for energy

27. Which of the following is a way fungi can be helpful?


a. they can be food
b. they can be medicine
c. they can produce oxygen so we can breathe
d. all of the above

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6th Grade Structure, Process and Responses of Plants (6b)


Answer Section
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. ANS: A
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.1: Summarize the characteristics that all organisms share (including the obtainment and use of
resources for energy, the response to stimuli, the ability to reproduce, and process of physical growth and
development).
2. ANS: A
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.1: Summarize the characteristics that all organisms share (including the obtainment and use of
resources for energy, the response to stimuli, the ability to reproduce, and process of physical growth and
development).
3. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.1: Summarize the characteristics that all organisms share (including the obtainment and use of
resources for energy, the response to stimuli, the ability to reproduce, and process of physical growth and
development).
4. ANS: A
PTS: 1
DIF: B
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.2: Recognize the hierarchical structure of the classification (taxonomy) of organisms (including the
seven major levels or categories of living things-namely, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and
species).
5. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.2: Recognize the hierarchical structure of the classification (taxonomy) of organisms (including the
seven major levels or categories of living things-namely, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and
species).
6. ANS: A
PTS: 1
DIF: B
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.2: Recognize the hierarchical structure of the classification (taxonomy) of organisms (including the
seven major levels or categories of living things-namely, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and
species).
7. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.3: Compare the characteristic structures of various groups of plants (including vascular or nonvascular,
seed or spore-producing, flowering or cone-bearing, and monocot or dicot).

ID: A
8. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.3: Compare the characteristic structures of various groups of plants (including vascular or nonvascular,
seed or spore-producing, flowering or cone-bearing, and monocot or dicot).
9. ANS: A
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.3: Compare the characteristic structures of various groups of plants (including vascular or nonvascular,
seed or spore-producing, flowering or cone-bearing, and monocot or dicot).
10. ANS: D
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.4: Summarize the basic functions of the structures of a flowering plant for defense, survival, and
reproduction.
11. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.4: Summarize the basic functions of the structures of a flowering plant for defense, survival, and
reproduction.
12. ANS: D
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.4: Summarize the basic functions of the structures of a flowering plant for defense, survival, and
reproduction.
13. ANS: B
PTS: 1
DIF: B
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.5: Summarize each process in the life cycle of flowering plants (including germination, plant
development, fertilization, and seed production).
14. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.5: Summarize each process in the life cycle of flowering plants (including germination, plant
development, fertilization, and seed production).
15. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.5: Summarize each process in the life cycle of flowering plants (including germination, plant
development, fertilization, and seed production).
16. ANS: D
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.6: Differentiate between the processes of sexual and asexual reproduction of flowering plants.
17. ANS: A
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.6: Differentiate between the processes of sexual and asexual reproduction of flowering plants.

ID: A
18. ANS: D
PTS: 1
DIF: B
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.6: Differentiate between the processes of sexual and asexual reproduction of flowering plants.
19. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.7: Summarize the processes required for plant survival (including photosynthesis, respiration, and
transpiration).
20. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.7: Summarize the processes required for plant survival (including photosynthesis, respiration, and
transpiration).
21. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.7: Summarize the processes required for plant survival (including photosynthesis, respiration, and
transpiration).
22. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.8: Explain how plants respond to external stimuli (including dormancy and the forms of tropism known
as phototropism, gravitropism, hydrotropism, and thigmotropism).
23. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.8: Explain how plants respond to external stimuli (including dormancy and the forms of tropism known
as phototropism, gravitropism, hydrotropism, and thigmotropism).
24. ANS: C
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.8: Explain how plants respond to external stimuli (including dormancy and the forms of tropism known
as phototropism, gravitropism, hydrotropism, and thigmotropism).
25. ANS: A
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.9: Explain how disease-causing fungi can affect plants.
26. ANS: B
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.9: Explain how disease-causing fungi can affect plants.
27. ANS: D
PTS: 1
STA: 6Sb: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that
allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
LOC: 6Sb.9: Explain how disease-causing fungi can affect plants.