Maize: Quiz


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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Exotic varieties of maize are collected to add genetic diversity when selectively breeding new domestic strains.
  Cut Sweet White corn
  Stalks, ears, and silk
  A Tripsacum grass (big) and a teosinte (small)

Question 2: ________ — Zea mays var. everta

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Stalks, ears, and silk
  Harvesting maize during the record 2009 season in Jones County, Iowa.
  Cut Sweet White corn
  Harvesting maize during the record 2009 season in Jones County, Iowa.

Question 4: ________ is kernels of certain varieties that explode when heated, forming fluffy pieces that are eaten as a snack.

Question 5: Maize was the staple food, or a major staple, of most pre-Columbian North American, Mesoamerican, South American, and ________ cultures.
Latin AmericaTrinidad and TobagoCaribbeanAmericas

Question 6: The apex of the stem ends in the tassel, an ________ of male flowers.

Question 7:
What is the binomial of Maize?
Calystegia collina
Zea mays
Brownea grandiceps
Parabuteo unicinctus

Question 8: "Bt maize " is widely grown in the United States and has been approved for release in ________.
Western EuropeBalkansEastern EuropeEurope

Question 9:
What genus does Maize belong to?

Question 10: [7] The magnitude of the influence that long nights have on the number of days that must pass before maize ________ is genetically prescribed and regulated by the phytochrome system.
FlowerFruitSeedFlowering plant

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