Introduction to Plants Unit Test
This evaluation was written to test the material that I teach in my unit called “Introduction to the Plant Kingdom.” You can view the PowerPoint for this unit by clicking here.
This unit test has 100 questions. There are 63 fill in the blank questions, 11 matching questions, and 26 multiple choice questions. This test is suitable for biology or life science students in grades 8-12.
Complete answer key is included.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is included in my bundled complete unit plan which can be viewed here: The Plant Kingdom: Introduction and Classification. Complete Unit Bundle of Products.
I have included two versions of the test. Both versions contains the same 100 questions. Version 1 of the test allows you to print one class set of the test and use the same set of test papers for each class period. An answer sheet is provided on which students will record their answers. I often use this method as it saves paper. Version 2 of the test allows the student to write directly on the test.
Your download will include both Word documents and PDF versions of the test.
Topics covered by this test include:
1. Introduction to Plants: Importance of plants to life on Earth, definition of a plant.
2. Plant life cycle: Alternation of generations, sporophyte and gametophyte generations, haploid and diploid phases, the production of spores by meiosis.
3. The Transition of Plants to Land: The algae were the first plants on earth, evidence that algae are the ancestors to the land plants, advantages to a life on land, challenges to a life on land.
4. Traits of the True Land Plants: Alternation of generations, spores produced by sporangia, multicellular gametangia, apical meristems, vascular tissue, nonmotile gametes, root system, protection from dehydration.
5. Classification of Land Plants: Vascular and nonvascular land plants, bryophytes, tracheophytes, seedless plants, seed plants, gymnosperms, angiosperms, monocots and dicots.
6. Bryophytes: Characteristics of bryophytes, examples of bryophytes, explanation of why the bryophytes are still tied to a watery existence, bryophytes are nonvascular plants, bryophytes have a dominant gametophyte generation.
7. Example: The Liverworts. Characteristics of liverworts, students label the structures of a liverwort, liverwort life cycle.
8. Example: The Mosses. Characteristics of mosses, students will label the structures of a moss, moss life cycle.
9. The Seedless Vascular Plants: The evolution of vascular tissue, the importance of xylem and phloem, why ferns are classified as seedless vascular plants.
10. Characteristics of ferns, students will label the structures of a fern, fern life cycle.
11. The Seed Plants: Seed plants are the dominant plants on earth, two groups of seed plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms, the advantage of having a type of reproduction free from water, adaptations seen in the seed plants, cones and flowers, pollen, seeds, the evolution of seed plants.
12. Characteristics of gymnosperms.
13. Characteristics of angiosperms.
14. Comparison of monocots and dicots.
Please note: This product covers the content found in an introductory chapter on plants in a first year biology class. These topics are NOT included: (1) The specialized tissues of roots, stems, and leaves, (2) Plant reproduction, (3) Plant behavior and hormones.
Related products include:
Introduction to the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint with Notes for Teacher and Student
FREE Plant Kingdom Graphic Organizer
Plant Structure and Function Warm Ups and Interactive Notebook Pages
Plant Reproduction and Response Warm Ups and Interactive Notebook Pages
Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Question and Answer Review PowerPoint
Intro to Plants Set of 3 Quizzes
Plant Evolution and Classification Warm Ups and Interactive Notebook Pages
Intro to Plant Kingdom Homework Packet / Study Guide
Intro to Plants Crossword Puzzles Set of 2
Lab: Diversity of the Plant Kingdom - A Living Plant Lab
Lab: Transpiration in Plants
Lab: Mosses, Ferns and Liverworts
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