SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Spring 2003 Test One Name:______________


_____ Club moss A. Chuukese
_____ Kidien mal B. English
_____ Lawanini C. Fijian
_____ L'aw L'aw D. Kapinga
_____ Lycopodiella cernua E. Kosraen
_____ Ma in tefuroh F. Latin
_____ Manu manga manga G. Nukuoran
_____ Suwanonw H. Pohnpeian
_____ Unen katu I. Yapese
  1. Label the parts in the following image:
    e31cyanomorph (4K)
    1. __________
    2. __________
    3. __________
  2. What is the function of B in the above image?
  3. Label the parts in the following image:
    e31lycocernmorph (8K)
    1. __________
    2. __________
    3. __________
  4. What organism is able to convert nitrogen (N2 gas) in the air into nitrogenous compounds usable by plants and animals?
    1. Cows
    2. Cyanobacteria
    3. Moss
    4. Lycopodium cernua
  5. Circle the elements involved in reproduction for mosses and lycopodium:
    1. Akinetes
    2. Eggs
    3. Flowers
    4. Pollen
    5. Seeds
    6. Sperm
    7. Spores
    8. Water
  6. What are strobili?
  7. On our field trip, which plant had strobili (if there was more than one that you can remember, pick one and give its name)?
  8. What is the difference between a gametophyte and a sporophyte?
  9. Where can I find Nostoc?
  10. What is the name, in your language, of the green slime balls that are found on rocks in the lawn, the one which dries up and turns black in the sun?
  11. What is the meaning of the Pohnpeian word for the green slime balls that are found on rocks in the lawn, the one which dries up and turns black in the sun?
  12. What do we as a class now think is possibly the original word for "dance" in Kosraen?
  13. Give one local use for the "christmas tree" plant, Lycopodiella cernua found on sunny hilltops in Palikir (either in your own culture or another culture)?
  14. What is a local use here on Pohnpei for the Nephrolepis fern, the fern the Pohnpeians call rehdil?
  15. Why did Lee Ling bring a baby to class on the first day?
  16. Ethnobotanists specialize in being observant, listening carefully, and picking up new words very rapidly. Very often ethnobotanists must refrain from writing when interviewing a traditional person knowledgeable in plants because the act of writing might make the person uncomfortable. How well do you pick up and retain spoken information that you did not write down: What was the name of the baby?
  17. What is ethnobotany?
  18. Why do ethnobotanists study indigenous peoples? Try to give at least three reasons if you can.