Biology Photosynthesis Quiz

How Well Do You Know Photosynthesis?

Sunlight Shining Through Leaves
Horse Chestnut Tree (aesculus hippocastanum) in the sun. Frank Krahmer/Getty Images

1. Which of the following are capable of photosynthesis?

2. In plants, photosynthesis occurs mainly in the ____ .

The pink water lily or lotus is a perennial plant that often form dense colonies.. Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images

3. Plants use carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to produce oxygen, water, and _____ .

This is a digital composite of oxygen molecules floating through trees. It illustrates oxygen creation.. Yasuhide Fumoto/Getty Images

4. This green pigment captures the sun's energy in photosynthesis.

A close up of a leaf photographed with natural daylight behind it to reveal detail in the veins and beautiful natural colors.. Simon Gakhar/Getty Images

5. Light reactions in photosynthesis mostly occur in which part of the chloroplast?

Chloroplasts are the sites of photosynthesis.. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images

6. Dark reactions in photosynthesis occur in which part of the chloroplast?

7. Dark reactions in most plants occur during the day.

8. In the Calvin Cycle, carbon dioxide is converted to ____ .

This is a colored transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of two chloroplasts seen in the leaf of a pea plant Pisum sativum. Light and carbon dioxide are converted into carbohydrates by the chloroplast. Large sites of starch produced during photosynthesis are seen as dark circles within each chloroplast.. DR KARI LOUNATMAA/Getty Images

9. Both ATP and NADPH are produced in the _______ of photosynthesis.

This is a scanning electron micrograph of open stomata on the surface of a tobacco leaf. Stomata are breathing pores scattered over the leaf surface.. DR JEREMY BURGESS/Getty Images

10. Which is the chemical equation for photosynthesis?

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Representation of oxygen production and photosynthesis.. Lisa Noble Photography/Getty Images

Wow! You really know about photosynthesis. It is evident that you are diligent in your studies and have an excellent grasp on photosynthesis and oxygen production. Now that you have an outstanding handle on photosynthesis, the next challenge is understanding the related process of cellular respiration. In cellular respiration, the oxygen produced in photosynthesis is used for the break down of glucose to provide energy for cells. Carbon dioxide is produced in the process and is in turn used by photosynthetic organisms to generate glucose and oxygen. Once you are ready, try testing your knowledge of cellular respiration by taking the Cellular Respiration Quiz.

Continue your investigation into cellular processes by learning about mitosis and meiosis, DNA replication, DNA transcription, protein synthesis, diffusion and osmosis, and programmed cell death.

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A young boy studies photosynthesis and is using a microscope.. Andrew Rich/Getty Images

Nice job! It is clear that you know a good deal about photosynthesis, but there is still room for improvement. To help strengthen your knowledge of photosynthesis, study up on photosynthetic organisms, the photosynthesis process, and chloroplasts. You may also want to look into the related process of cellular respiration, which explains how organisms use the oxygen produced by photosynthesis.

For additional information on the fascinating world of plants, learn about flowering plant anatomy, tricks plants use to lure pollinators, how some plants kill and capture animals, and why some animals mimic leaves.

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Keep your head up! So you didn't do as well as you had hoped. You can take this opportunity to continue your study of photosynthesis. To increase your knowledge of this subject, study up on photosynthetic organisms, leaf anatomy, and chloroplasts. Once you understand the photosynthesis process, look into the related process of cellular respiration, which explains how organisms use the oxygen produced in photosynthesis.

I encourage you to investigate the fascinating world of plants by discovering the tricks plants use to lure pollinators and how some plants kill and capture animals. Have fun learning about flowering plant anatomy and then test your knowledge of plant anatomy by taking the Parts of Flowering a Plant Quiz.