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Classification Test



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

1. 

What is taxonomy?
a.
the scientific study of how living things are classified
b.
the name of Aristotle's classification system
c.
the process used by geologists to classify rocks
d.
the process of observing an organism's behavior
 

2. 

Why do scientists organize living things into groups?
a.
so they can find them in the wild more easily
b.
so that the organisms are easier to study
c.
so they can make sense of the variety of rocks on Earth.
d.
so products from living things can be easily found in groceries
 

3. 

What is binomial nomenclature?
a.
Classifying organisms into seven levels
b.
The naming system developed by Aristotle
c.
Grouping animals based on how they move
d.
A naming system in which each organism is given a two-part name
 

4. 

An organism's scientific name consists of
a.
its class name and its family name.
b.
its kingdom name and its phylum name.
c.
its genus name and its species name.
d.
its phylum name and its species name.
 

5. 

Which is the broadest classification level?
a.
family
b.
kingdom
c.
phylum
d.
species
 

6. 

Which classification level is broader than the phylum level?
a.
order
b.
class
c.
family
d.
kingdom
 

7. 

Which kingdom includes only multicellular heterotrophs?
a.
protists
b.
archaebacteria
c.
plant
d.
animal
 

8. 

Which kingdom includes only prokaryotes?
a.
archaebacteria
b.
protists
c.
plants
d.
fungi
 

9. 

Which of the following characteristics do all plants share?
a.
being unicellular
b.
producing flowers
c.
being a prokaryote
d.
being an autotroph
 

10. 

Which of the following kingdoms includes both unicellular and multicellular organisms?
a.
eubacteria
b.
protists
c.
plants
d.
archaebacteria
 

11. 

What is a characteristic of archaebacteria?
a.
Most are disease-causing.
b.
They live just about everywhere.
c.
They use sun to produce food and energy.
d.
They thrive in extreme environments.
 

12. 

All of the following kingdoms have heterotrophs and autotrophs in them ?
a.
Fungi
c.
Eubacteria
b.
Protists
d.
Animals
 

13. 

What is the only kingdom to contain only autoytrophs ?
a.
Plants
c.
Fungi
b.
Protists
d.
Eubacteria
 

14. 

A mushroom belongs to which kingdom ?
a.
Protist
c.
Fungi
b.
Plant
d.
Animal
 

15. 

A cat's scientific name is  Felix domesticus, which genus does it belong to ?
a.
Cat
c.
Felix
b.
binomial nomenclature
d.
domesticus
 



 
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