Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types


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Gymnosperms have

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1. You discover a plant that grows on all continents except Antarctica and has long needles instead of leaves. In which division of gymnosperms would this plant belong?

2. All gymnosperms have seeds in cones.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gymnosperms are an important group of plants in the evolution of plant-life. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and divisions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics and classifications of:

  • Gymnosperms
  • Types of seeds gymnosperms have
  • Pollen

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between the different types of gymnosperms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the traits of gymnosperms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the pollen in gymnosperms is moved from plant to plant

Additional Learning

To learn more about gymnosperms and plant-life, review the accompanying lesson Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the function of seeds within plants
  • Familiarize yourself with the history of gymnosperms
  • Know the characteristics of gymnosperms
  • Know the four major plant divisions of gymnosperms, the plants contained within each, and where they are found