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CBSE Class 7 Science - CH1 Nutrition In Plants - Questions and Answers (#cbsenotes)

Nutrition In Plants 

Questions and Answers
Class 7 Science

CBSE Class 7 Science - CH1 Nutrition In Plants - Questions and Answers (#cbsenotes)

Q1: Define Nutrition.

Answer: The process of taking in food and its utilization by the body is called nutrition.

Q2: What are nutrients? Name the different nutrients.

Answer: Nutrients are chemical substances present in our food that provide energy and other materials required by the body to live and grow.

Examples of nutrients are:


Q3: Name the two modes of nutrition.


Q4: What are autotrophs?

Answer: Organisms which can prepare their own food from raw materials (like mineral and water) are called autotrophs. e.g. green plants.

Q5: Based on eating habits, in what categories animals are divided?

Herbivores: Plant eaters e.g. cow, buffalo, goat etc.
Carnivores: Meat eaters e.g. lion, tiger etc.
Omnivores: eat both plants and animals e.g. human, bear etc.

Q6: Name the process by which autotrophs prepare their own food.

Answer: Photosynthesis

CBSE Class 7 Science - CH1 Nutrition In Plants - Questions and Answers (#cbsenotes)
Pitcher Plant

Q7: Give two examples of insectivorous plants.

Answer: Pitcher plant, Venus fly trap.

Q8: Name the scientist who experimentally demonstrated that plants produce oxygen and purify air.

Answer: Joseph Priestley

Q9: What is photosynthesis?

Answer: It is the process by which green plants prepare their own food is called photosynthesis. The chlorophyll containing leaves in the presence of sunlight converts carbon dioxide and water into glucouse (carbohydrate sugar) and produces oxygen. Later this glucouse is converted into starch and gets stored in plants.

Water + Carbon dioxide         ----------------->  Starch + Oxygen

Photosynthesis Block diag

Q10: What are the four things essential for photosynthesis.

Carbon Dioxide

Q11: For what purpose iodine test is used for?

Answer: To detect presence of starch.

Q12: Fill in the blanks

The food prepared by plants is stored as _________
In photosynthesis, the sunlight energy is captured by the pigment in plants called ________.
Plants which obtain food from dead and decaying matter are called __________.
Amarbel is an example of __________.
Basic functions which allow living organisms to live on earth are called _________.

starch (carbohydrates)
parasite plant
life processes

Q13: What are stomata?

Answer: These are tiny pores present on the surface of leaves.  Through stomata exchange of gases i.e. Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen take place. Loss of water also take place through stomata (called transpiration).

Q14: Name the cells that control the opening and closing of stomata?

Answer: Guard cells

Q15: How does photosynthesis occur in desert plants?

Answer: In desert plants to minimize water loss, leaves are reduced to spines. Most of the photosynthesis is carried by the green stem.

Q16: What are variegated leaves? Give examples of such plants.

Answer: Some plants have green or white or other colour parts in the same leaf. Such leaves are called variegated leaves. Examples are: croton, money plant and coleus.

Q17:  Which is the ultimate source of energy for all living organisms organisms?

Answer: The sun

Q18: How are heterotrophic plants are categorised are categorised?


Parasitic plants
Saprophytic plants
Insectivorous (Carnivorous) plants
Symbiotic plants

Q19: Does Cuscuta (Amrbel) have chlorophyll? How does it prepare its food?

Answer: No it does not have chlorophyll. It is a parasitic plant which absorbs food from readymade plants.

Q20: Name the structures present in Cuscuta that helps it in climbing?

Answer: Haustoria

Q21: What are symbiotic plants? Give an example.

Answer: Plants that live in association with other plants and share shelter and food are called symbiotic plants. Lichens show symbiotic relationship i.e. association of green alga and fungi. Green alga prepare food by photosynthesis while the fungi provide mineral and water.

CBSE Class 7 Science - CH1 Nutrition In Plants - Questions and Answers (#cbsenotes)


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  3. which green pigment plants used in process of photosyntthesis of to make their food

    1. The green pigment that plants used in the process of photosynthesis is chlorophyll.


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