A Quiz to Test Your Knowledge On Fungi & Mushrooms

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about fungi and their fruit, mushrooms. Commonly believed to be a plant, mushrooms are in fact the fruits of fungi, and thus do not photosynthesize and therefore have no chlorophyll. Can you answer questions about these unusual residents in your garden? Answer the following multiple choice questions and then see your score. Better yet, stump your family and friends by asking them to take this quiz.

1. Fungi belong to which of the following kingdoms?

2. What is the scientific name for a fungi cell?

3. How are fungi different from plants?

4. How do fungi reproduce?

5. How do fungi eat?

6. Which type of fungi is formed by filaments called hyphae?

7. What scientific group of fungi do mushrooms belong to?

8. What type of fungi is used to help make bread rise?

9. How are fungi useful to humans?

10. Some mushrooms are good to eat but some are poisonous.

11. The study of fungi is called bryology

12. The mutualistic relationship shown in mycorrhizae is between fungi and plants.

13. What are fungi called when they live on dead or decaying matter?

14. What are fungi called when they live with another living thing and they benefit each other?

15. What are hyphae?

16. Symbiosis is when ___________________.

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