Rhizomes: Definition & Examples


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In which direction do rhizomes grow?

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1. What is another term for rhizomes?

2. Which of the following is an edible rhizome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rhizomes are an important part of plant biology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their characteristics and forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several aspects of rhizomes, including:

  • What can be stored in rhizomes
  • The characteristics of rhizomes
  • Edible rhizomes
  • Alternate terms for rhizomes
  • The direction that rhizomes grow

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of rhizomes
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between rhizomes which are and aren't edible
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alternate terms for rhizomes

Additional Learning

To learn more about rhizomes and plant growth, review the accompanying lesson on Rhizomes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define rhizomes
  • Know the plants that have rhizome systems
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of rhizomes
  • Know the uses of helpful rhizomes
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of nuisance rhizomes