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Photosynthesis Quiz

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

____ 1. Most of the energy used by life on Earth comes from the
a. rotation of the Earth c. weather
b. moon d. sun

____ 2. Where do plants get the carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis?
a. water c. the air
b. the sun d. glucose

____ 3. Chlorophyll is green because

a. it absorbs green wavelengths c. of an optical illusion caused by
transmitted light
b. it reflects green wavelengths of light d. it absorbs blue and yellow wavelengths,
which makes green

____ 4. Cellular respiration occurs in

a. animals only c. animals and plants
b. plants only d. bacteria only

____ 5. Light energy is converted to chemical energy through the process of

a. photosynthesis c. cellular respiration
b. glycolysis d. fermentation

____ 6. Which of the following do not carry out photosynthesis?

a. plants c. algae
b. certain prokaryotes d. animals

____ 7. Plants produce what two products in photosynthesis?

a. carbon dioxide and oxygen c. glucose and carbon dioxide
b. oxygen and glucose d. nitrogen and glucose

____ 8. Plant cells have

a. mitochondria only c. both mitochondria and chloroplasts
b. chloroplasts only d. neither mitochondria nor chloroplasts

____ 9. Where does cellular respiration occur?

a. in mitochondria c. in the Golgi apparatus
b. in chloroplasts d. in the cytoplasm

____ 10. What is ATP?

a. An energy source for plants c. an energy source for animals
b. a compound created by the smooth d. an energy source for both plants and
endroplasmic reticulum animals

____ 11. An example of an autotroph is

a. a dog c. a tree
b. a cat d. a human

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____ 12. Which pigment reflects green light and absorbs the other colors of light to provide energy for
a. chlorophyll c. thylakoids
b. carotenoids d. chloroplasts

____ 13. Which pigment reflects orange, yellow, and red light and absorbs the other colors to provide energy for
a. chlorophyll c. thylakoid
b. carotenoids d. chloroplast

____ 14. Where are the pigments located in the chloroplast?

a. in the thylakoid c. in the mitochondria
b. in the carotenoids d. in the chlorophyll

____ 15. Photosynthesis takes what 3 things to create energy?

a. carbon dioxide, water, and energy c. carbon monoxide, water, and energy
b. carbon dioxide cytoplasm, and energy d. carbon monoxide, cytoplasm, and

____ 16. An example of a heterotroph is

a. grass c. a bunny
b. a bush d. a flower

____ 17. The part of photosynthesis that does not require light is known as
a. The Calvin Cycle c. The Darwin Cycle
b. The Krebs Cycle d. The Hooke Cycle

____ 18. What is the role of NADPH in photosynthesis

a. storing light c. storing carbon dioxide
b. storing water d. storing energy

____ 19. What is the name of the sugar that is formed during photosynthesis?
a. fructose c. glucose
b. sucrose d. lactose

____ 20. Which of the following is a factor that can affect photosynthesis?
a. too much water c. too much sun
b. too little oxygen d. too little glucose


Photosynthesis Quiz
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