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Nepenthes: Quiz


Question 1: Rumphius described the plants in his most famous work, the six-volume Herbarium Amboinense, a catalogue of the flora of ________.
Ambon IslandMadagascarMaluku IslandsPortuguese Empire

Question 2: Research has shown that this fluid contains ________ biopolymers that may be crucial to the retention of insects within the traps of many species.
ViscosityViscoelasticityLinear elasticitySolid

Question 3: A video about Nepenthes from ________
The Life of MammalsThe Living PlanetThe Private Life of PlantsLife on Earth (TV series)

Question 4: The plant Linnaeus described was Nepenthes distillatoria, a species from ________.
Sri LankaPakistanMaldivesMalaysia

Question 5: The genus Nepenthes is mostly found within the ________, with the greatest biodiversity found on Borneo and Sumatra.
MalaysiaMalay ArchipelagoSoutheast AsiaIndonesia

Question 6: A 2009 study, which coined the term "tree shrew lavatories", determined that anywhere between 57 and 100% of the plant's foliar nitrogen uptake comes from the ________ of tree shrews.
CoprophagiaFecesHuman fecesToilet

Question 7: "Nepenthe" literally means "without grief" (ne = not, penthos = grief) and, in ________, is a drug that quells all sorrows with forgetfulness.
MuseApolloHeraGreek mythology

Question 8: Some Nepenthes have developed unique, symbiotic relationships with prey, such as N. albomarginata, which almost exclusively traps ________ yet produces nearly no nectar.

Question 9: PDF (547 KB) ________ 101(39): 14138–14143.
Impact factorLinus PaulingProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesJournal of Biological Chemistry

Question 10: Most Nepenthes species grow in environments that provide high ________ and precipitation and moderate to high light levels.
Water vaporPrecipitation (meteorology)HumidityWind


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