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Study Guide Questions

1.     A plant is a [unicellular/multicellular] organism.
2.     The waxy, waterproof coating of a plant is its ___________________________.
3.     The cell walls of plants are made of ______________________________, which provides _________________________ and _______________________________.
4.     On Earth, plant life probably began where?
5.     Because land plants did not live in watery environments, what did they develop in order to survive?
6.     What does a plant make during the process of photosynthesis?
7.     What are "chloroplasts"?
8.     What does a plant's vascular tissue do?
9.     What are the two main types of vascular tissue in plants?
10.     What kind of vascular tissue carries carbohydrates?
11.     What kind of vascular tissue carries water and ions?
12.     What is it that allows land plants to grow tall?
13.     What innovation is unique to vascular plants?
14.     Of what does a seed consist?
15.     The life cycle of most plants alternates between _________________ stages. What are they?
16.     The alternation of generations allows a plant to do what?
17.     What generation is dominant in most plants?
18.     Spores develop into the __________________________________ generation.
19.     What plants resemble mosses, and grow close to the ground?
20.     ______________________________ are called "horsetails."
21.     ________________________________ are ferns.
22.     The leaves of ferns are __________________________, divided into leaflets called "_________________________________."
23.     What vascular plants were the first to evolve leaves with branching veins?
24.     Pine trees and fir trees are _______________________________.
25.     Cycads bear seeds in _________________________.
26.     What tree is sacred in parts of Asia?
27.     Where are most gnetophytes found?
28.     Plants with needle-like or scale-like leaves are ____________________________.
29.     Most ____________________________ are evergreens.
30.     Trees that lose their leaves are _______________________________.
31.     Trees with no leaves cannot _________________________________ to get energy.
32.     Any tree that is not a conifer is a(n) _________________________________________.
33.     Any flower-producing plant is a(n) ___________________________________.
34.     A pollen-producing anther is part of the flower's ______________________________.
35.     The female flower's reproductive organ is its ______________________________.
36.     Pollen travels through the pollen tube to the ________________________.
37.     When you eat a fruit, you're eating a flower's fertilized and ripened __________________________.
38.     Plants take in carbon dioxide and release _______________________________.
39.     In an ecosystem, what is the foundation of the food chain?
40.     Carnivores eat _________________________, while herbivores eat ________________________.
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