A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds


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What structure of the fern is haploid and multicellular?

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1. What diploid cells go through meiosis in order to produce spores?

2. What term best describes a group of sporangia located on the underside of some fern leaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ferns are seedless vascular plants that have a life cycle that includes both diploid and haploid multicellular stages. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of the delicate life cycle of these plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Sori
  • Haploid
  • Diploid
  • Sporocyte
  • Archegonia
  • Gametophyte

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure you understand the different stages of a fern's life cycle
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the various terms involved in the process that ferns undergo during their life cycles
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've acquired to articulate how ferns multiply

Additional Learning

To learn more about ferns, review the accompanying lesson on the Life Cycle of Ferns. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The Alternation of Generations and what it means in a fern's life cycle
  • The haploid stage and corresponding terminology
  • The diploid Stage and corresponding terminology