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Biology µGCSE:

Plant Reproduction

10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE

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10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)

1. Which of the following statements is NOT true for sexual reproduction in flowering plants?
  • A. Leaves are needed to attract pollinating insects
  • B. The male gamete must fertilize the female gamete
  • C. A zygote is formed that develops into a seed
  • D. Offspring are produced that are genetically different from each other
2-4: The image shows a large red flower:

plant growing towards light

 
2. State the name of part K.
  • A. Stamen
  • B. Stigma
  • C. Petal
  • D. Sepal
3. State the name of part M.
  • A. Stamen
  • B. Stigma
  • C. Petal
  • D. Sepal

4. Using the picture above, select the type of pollination and reason:

  Type of pollination reason
A Insect Sweet smelling
B Insect  Large red petals
C Wind Small petals
D wind No smell
5. Which is a feature of self pollination?
  • A. The pollen is transferred from the stigma to the anther of a flower on the same plant
  • B. The pollen is transferred from the stigma to the anther of a flower on a different plant.
  • C. The pollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma of a flower on the same plant
  • D. The pollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma of a flower on a different plant.
6-7:This photo shows the male flowers on a maize (corn) plant.

seed growing

 

6.  Which feature listed below is not a feature of wind pollinated flowers?

  • A. Anthers hanging outside the flowers
  • B. Tiny or no petals visible
  • C. Hundreds of anthers on one plant
  • D. Large colourful petals

7. In the photo bees can be seen visiting the flowers. Why?

  • A. They like the smell of the flower
  • B. To gather nectar for their food
  • C. To gather pollen for their food
  • D. To pollinate the flower
8. For fertilisation the following events have to happen.
  1. male gamete fuses with female gamete
  2. Male gamete travels down a pollen tube
  3. Pollen tube emerges from pollen grain and grows down the style
  4. Pollen grain lands on the stigma

In which order do these events happen?

  • A. 1 → 2 → 3 → 4
  • B. 2 → 1 → 3 → 4
  • C. 4 → 3 → 2 → 1
  • D. 4 → 2 → 1 → 3
9. A student planted some seeds in the soil in the ground. Which condition is not needed for germination?
  • A. Dark
  • B. Air
  • C. Water
  • D. Warmth
10. Plants can also be reproduced by taking cuttings. What is a disadvantage of this method of reproduction?
  • A. All the plants will have the same coloured flowers
  • B. Large numbers of identical plants can be produced
  • C. It is a quick method of getting more of the same type of plants
  • D. If a plant gets a disease all the group of plants may get the disease