The Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts


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Which of the following is NOT a function of the stem of a plant?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a part of the stem of a plant?

2. What are the two main types of stems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plant stems are important structural components of a plant, which you can test your familiarity with through this quiz and printable worksheet. Some topics addressed in the quiz include determining whether or not an item is part of a plant stem, identifying functions of stems, and characteristics of stem types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will inquire about:

  • Types of stems
  • A plant stem's functions
  • Parts of a plant stem

Skills Practiced

Students can use the following skills in these guides:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the parts of a plant stem and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about functions of plant stems from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge regarding different types of stems that you've gained to answer quiz questions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about plant stems in a different light

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this biology topic by taking a look at the complementary lesson named The Plant Stem: Function, Types & Parts. The following objectives are covered in this lesson:

  • Define stem, nodes and internodes
  • Identify and define parts of a plant stem, such as epidermis, xylem and phloem
  • Know the functions of individual parts of a stem
  • Contrast woody stems and herbaceous stems