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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?
South and North America
North America, South America and Africa
North America and Africa
South America and Africa

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?
Reduced surface area
A waxy coating on the surface of the plant
Reduced stem volume
Thick, hard-walled stem

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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