Roots & Stems: Structure & Function


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Which of the following is NOT a function of the roots?

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1. Which structure acts as a passageway for the movement of substances throughout the plant?

2. Which of the following is a tissue that transports water and minerals through the plant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Roots and stems are two basic plant structures, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of them. The questions on the quiz will test you on the functions of roots and stems, the tissues in the stems of plants, and the structures that aid roots in absorption of water and minerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The functions of roots and stems
  • Your understanding of stem tissues and their purposes
  • Small thread-like structures that help roots absorb water and minerals

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on roots and stems from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define roots, stems, and other plant structures discussed in this lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the related lesson, such as the function of the xylem and phloem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plant structures

Additional Learning

To learn more about roots and stems, review the accompanying lesson on this topic called Roots & Stems: Structure & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the function and structure of a plant's roots
  • Differentiate between xylem and phloem
  • Relate the structure and function of a plant's stem