Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples


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What is a cotyledon?

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1. You count the petals on an iris and come up with 9. This flower is _____.

2. When looking at a flower, you notice that the veins run up and down the leaves, as if parallel. What type of plant is this an indicator of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Monocotyledons, or monocots, can be found in many climates and locations throughout the world. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the characteristics of monocots, how to identify them, and why they are so important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of cotyledon
  • Characteristics of monocots
  • How monocots differ from dicots
  • Monocot examples

Skills Practiced

Students utilizing this quiz and worksheet will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on monocots
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as cotyledon
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as monocots and dicots
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of monocots

Additional Learning

To learn more about monocots, review the associated lesson titled Monocot: Definition, Function & Examples. The following objectives will be covered in this lesson:

  • Explain why monocots are the most important plants on Earth
  • Identify physical features of mature monocots
  • Discuss ecological conditions favorable for growth