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Mini-Quiz: Competition Among Plants

by Ron Kurtus (revised 21 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is one way a plant can win the reproductive competition?

Have better pollination than other plants in the area

Have the biggest flowers

Avoid being near weeds

2. What can be the result of competition for survival between plants?

People learn to harvest and eat the winning plants

Aggressive, intrusive plants can squeeze out slower growing plants

Many will grow beautiful flowers that attract honeybees

3. What do some plants do to defend against parasitic plants?

There is nothing they can do in that competition

Bird will eat the parasitic plant, thus saving the host plant

They can defend themselves will toxins that repel the parasites

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Winning Competitions. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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