Review Quiz On Classification And Living Things

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This quiz is a review of classification and living organisms for middle school science students.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a feature of a living organism? 
    • A. 

      They contain the chemicals Carbon, Oxygen, Helium, and Nitrogen

    • B. 

      They respond to their surroundings

    • C. 

      They have cellular organization

    • D. 

      They reproduce


  • 2. 
    Today scientists understand that certain organisms are alike because of
    • A. 

      Physical traits

    • B. 

      Common ancestry

    • C. 

      Observable features

    • D. 

      Classification


  • 3. 
    The correct scientific name for a leopard gecko is
    • A. 

      Eublepharis macularius

    • B. 

      Eublepharis macularius

    • C. 

      Eublepharis Macularius

    • D. 

      Eublepharis Macularius


  • 4. 
    The experiment that provided evidence that life does not spontaneously generate was conducted by
    • A. 

      Carolus Linneaus

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Francesco Redi

    • D. 

      Aristotle


  • 5. 
    Homeostasis refers to an organisms need for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Stable internal conditions

    • D. 

      Space


  • 6. 
    Which of the following was most likely the first step in the development of life on earth?
    • A. 

      Multicellular organisms emerge

    • B. 

      Bacteria formed

    • C. 

      Emergence of organisms in oceans

    • D. 

      Presence of an atmosphere containing nitrogen, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane


  • 7. 
    Linneaus created a naming system for organisms that used the
    • A. 

      Kingdom and Phylum

    • B. 

      Class and Order

    • C. 

      Order and Family

    • D. 

      Genus and Species


  • 8. 
    Which of the following BEST describes organisms of the same species?
    • A. 

      They can mate (in nature) to produce offspring

    • B. 

      They are similar closely related organisms

    • C. 

      They live in the same type of habitat

    • D. 

      Share different scientific names


  • 9. 
    The first classification system was developed by
    • A. 

      Carolus Linneaus

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Francesco Redi

    • D. 

      Aristotle


  • 10. 
    The most broad level of classification is
    • A. 

      Kingdom

    • B. 

      Phylum

    • C. 

      Class

    • D. 

      Order


  • 11. 
    The theory of evolution was proposed by
    • A. 

      Carolus Linneaus

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Francesco Redi

    • D. 

      Aristotle


  • 12. 
    The process by which species change over time is called
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Classification

    • C. 

      Evolution

    • D. 

      Growing up


  • 13. 
    The word “dichotomous” is defined as
    • A. 

      Having one possible outcome

    • B. 

      Having two possible outcomes

    • C. 

      Having three possible outcomes

    • D. 

      Having four or more possible outcomes


  • 14. 
    In which scenario would it make the most sense to use a field guide?
    • A. 

      Trying to figure out the scientific name of a desert beetle found in Utah

    • B. 

      Trying to look at the evolutionary relationship between two species of grass found in different parts of Europe

    • C. 

      Determining what order a collection of aquatic invertebrates belongs to

    • D. 

      Wanting to figure out what kinds of organisms are found in an intertidal zone along the beach


  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a true statement?
    • A. 

      Dichotomous keys consist of a set of paired statements

    • B. 

      You always begin with step one in a dichotomous key

    • C. 

      When using a dichotomous key always start at the beginning with each new organism

    • D. 

      Every statement in a dichotomous key tells you what organism you are looking at


  • 16. 
    The statement “closely related organisms have similar chemical makeup” refers to
    • A. 

      The “CHON” elements in their tissues

    • B. 

      Their DNA

    • C. 

      The structure of their cells

    • D. 

      The kind of lipstick they bought at the mall


  • 17. 
    What idea has changed the way biologists think about classification?
    • A. 

      Theory of relativity

    • B. 

      Theory of evolution

    • C. 

      Laws of physics

    • D. 

      Big bang theory


  • 18. 
    What species did Darwin study to come up with his famous ideas?
    • A. 

      Finches

    • B. 

      Tortoises

    • C. 

      Iguanas

    • D. 

      Sea lions


  • 19. 
    The level of classification that contains organisms that are closely related but don’t necessarily interbreed successfully in nature is called the
    • A. 

      Class

    • B. 

      Order

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Genus


  • 20. 
    Which part of an organism’s scientific name can be descriptive?
    • A. 

      The genus

    • B. 

      The species

    • C. 

      The genus and species

    • D. 

      It can’t – only the common name can


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