qz moss fern

 

Name: 

Moss and Fern


True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

Land plants have a complex life cycle that involves an alternation of generations between a haploid gametophyte and a diploid sporophyte.
 

2. 

The sporophyte of a nonvascular plant is larger and lives longer than the gametophyte.
 

3. 

The life cycle of nonvascular plants involves alternation of generations.
 

4. 

Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts all are generally found in moist habitats.
 

5. 

Nonvascular plants have true leaves but lack true stems and roots.
 

6. 

Mosses and ferns no longer require the presence of a film of water for reproduction.
 

7. 

Ferns need water to reproduce because their sperm must swim to eggs.
 

8. 

Mosses are called pioneer plants because they can promote the development of new communities in barren areas that have been burned or destroyed by humans.
 

9. 

Sphagnum moss is used in potting and gardening soils because of its ability to encourage water drainage.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

10. 

The ancestors of today’s land plants were probably
a.
brown algae.
c.
green algae.
b.
red algae.
d.
lichens.
 

11. 

The challenges faced by early land plants included
a.
conserving water.
b.
reproducing on land.
c.
absorbing minerals from the rocky surface.
d.
All of the above
 

12. 

The diploid form in a plant’s life cycle is called the
a.
sporophyte.
c.
parental generation.
b.
gametophyte.
d.
alternate generation.
 

13. 

The haploid form in a plant’s life cycle is called the
a.
sporophyte.
c.
parental generation.
b.
gametophyte.
d.
alternate generation.
 

14. 

Which of the following is not a bryophyte?
a.
moss
c.
hornwort
b.
liverwort
d.
fern
 

15. 

Which of the following is not characteristic of all nonvascular plants?
a.
They produce seeds.
b.
They have an alternation of generations lifestyle.
c.
They produce spores.
d.
They require water for sexual reproduction.
 

16. 

The water-retaining ability of sphagnum moss makes it ideal for
a.
using in garden-soil mixes.
b.
use in packing bulbs and flowers for shipping.
c.
use in houseplant soils.
d.
All of the above
 

17. 

Similarities shared by monocots and primitive dicots suggest that
a.
monocots and dicots evolved independently.
b.
monocots were on Earth long before dicots.
c.
monocots evolved from dicots.
d.
dicots evolved from monocots.
 


 
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