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The Cactus

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Cacti! These amazing plants survive in extremely harsh conditions. Can you survive this quiz?

Question 1:


Which of these continents represent the natural habit of the cactus?
North America, South America and Africa
South America and Africa
North America and Africa
South and North America

Question 2:


In order to adapt to the dry environment, cacti completely lost their leaves in the process of evolution.
False
True

Question 3:


Which of these is NOT one of cacti's mechanisms for preserving water?
A waxy coating on the surface of the plant
Thick, hard-walled stem
Reduced surface area
Reduced stem volume

Question 4:


Which part of the cactus performs the process of photosynthesis?
Stem
Blooms
Roots
Spines

Question 5:


Because of the strict water preserving mechanisms, the cactus dies within hours after a part of it is broken or damaged.
False
True

Question 6:


Which of these processes does the cactus perform only at night?
Reproduction
Photosynthesis
Circulation
Transpiration

Question 7:


Cacti can only be pollinated by a certain type of tropical bees.
False
True

Question 8:


The coat of arms of which country includes a depiction of a cactus?
Brasil
Peru
Guatemala
Mexico

Question 9:


In which of the following areas are cacti used?
Cooking
Medicine
Building / construction
All of these

Question 10:


What is the origin of the word "cactus"?
Portuguese
German
Greek
Mexican (Spanish)

 


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