MU - PLANT SCIENCES TRIVIA QUIZ
Credit to Anna Glowinski and Jessica Warwick for the design of the Trivia quiz
Question 1: Which plant immune pathway is activated within minutes of attack by a pathogen?
effector-triggered immunity (ETI)
PAMP-triggered immunity (PTI)
the fight or flight response
Question 2: What is the common name of this plant?
Question 3: What plant produces the largest known seed by weight?
Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant sequoia)
Lodoicea maldivica (coco-de-mer palm)
Cocos nucifera (Coconut palm)
Victoria cruziana (Giant water lily)
Theobroma cacao (Cocoa tree)
Question 4: Soybean rust is caused by:
soybean mosaic virus
Question 5: Rank the acreage of these Missouri crops from highest to lowest.
soybean, corn, wheat, rice
corn, wheat, soybean, rice
corn, soybean, wheat, rice
soybean, corn, rice, wheat
Question 6: According to Ordinance No 352 in Pacific Grove,California, it is a misdemeanor to kill or threaten which of these insects
Question 7: What is the continent of origin of tomatoes?
Question 8: Ants do which of the following?
care for wounded
All of the above
Question 9: Who is the father of American nematology?
Question 10: Which list is ranked in order of increasing genome size?
Arabidopsis thaliana, nematode, common bean, wheat
nematode, Arabidopsis thaliana, common bean, wheat
Arabidopsis thaliana, nematode, wheat, common bean
nematode, Arabidopsis thaliana, wheat, common bean
Question 11: What percentage of the human diet is from seeds?
none of above
Question 12: A fruit made up of several ovaries from the same flower is a:
none of the above
Question 13: Which promotes shoot initiation in tissue culture?
Question 14: What is this insect?
Question 15: The "Central Dogma" of protein synthesis can be summed up as follows:
DNA --> transcription --> RNA --> translation
DNA --> translation --> RNA --> transcription
DNA --> RNA --> transcription --> translation
DNA --> RNA --> translation --> transcription
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