Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following are produced in the dark reactions?

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1. Which of the following are used in the dark reactions but produced in the light reactions?

2. Which describes carbon fixation in the dark reactions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how plants get their food, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the Calvin-Benson cycle. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the products of dark reactions as well as knowing the products of light reactions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Products of dark reactions
  • Light reaction products
  • Description of carbon fixation in dark reactions
  • How glucose is produced from the Calvin cycle
  • Characteristics of dark reactions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Calvin-Benson cycle lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the description of carbon fixation in dark reactions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about light reaction and dark reaction products

Additional Learning

To learn more about how plants eat, review the corresponding lesson Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what photosynthesis is
  • Identify the alternate term for dark reactions
  • Describe the process of the Calvin Cycle in a plant
  • Understand the importance of carbon fixation to the cycle
  • Appreciate the interplay between dark and light reactions