Plants And Pollinators
Listen to part of a lecture in a botany class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. The effect of agriculture on pollinators
- B. Threats to the pollination cycle in tropical rain forests
- C. The relationship between plants and their pollinators
- D. Various plant species in tropical rain forests that attract pollinators
- What does the professor say is the ideal pollinator for a plant?
- A. A pollinator that pollinates the plant during the pollinator’s migration
- B. A pollinator that is hungry and moves quickly
- C. A pollinator that feeds on a variety of plants
- D. A pollinator that moves slowly from flower to flower
- According to the professor, what are some features of a flowering plant that can affect how attractive it is to pollinators?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. The distance between the plants that have open flowers
- B. The duration of the plant’s flowering cycle
- C. The amount of water the plant recently received
- D. The number of flowers that bloom at the same time
- Why does the professor mention bats?
- A. To emphasize that mammals can also be pollinators
- B. To help explain the role of flower color in attracting pollinators
- C. To suggest that bats are not efficient pollinators
- D. To explain why some bats do not benefit from flowers that bloom only at night
- According to the lecture, what can be inferred about a royal water lily whose flowers are red?
- A. Its flowers have already been pollinated.
- B. Beetles are trapped inside of its flowers.
- C. Its flowers will soon increase in temperature.
- D. Its flowers have just closed.
- What is the professor’s opinion about the effect of agriculture on pollination ecology?
- A. She fears the effect may be more widespread than previously believed.
- B. She believes the effect will ultimately prove to be beneficial.
- C. She thinks the harmfulness of agriculture may be overstated.
- D. She is surprised there is so little research on the subject.
C B D A B D