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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.  The most broad level of classification is
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2.  The experiment that provided evidence that life does not spontaneously generate was conducted by
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3.  Today scientists understand that certain organisms are alike because of
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4.  Which part of an organism’s scientific name can be descriptive?
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5.  The first classification system was developed by
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6.  The correct scientific name for a leopard gecko is
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7.  The theory of evolution was proposed by
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8.  The word “dichotomous” is defined as
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9.  Linneaus created a naming system for organisms that used the
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10.  Which of the following is NOT a feature of a living organism? 
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11.  Homeostasis refers to an organisms need for which of the following?
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12.  The statement “closely related organisms have similar chemical makeup” refers to
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13.  The process by which species change over time is called
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14.  Which of the following BEST describes organisms of the same species?
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15.  What species did Darwin study to come up with his famous ideas?
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16.  In which scenario would it make the most sense to use a field guide?
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17.  Which of the following is NOT a true statement?
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18.  Which of the following was most likely the first step in the development of life on earth?
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19.  The level of classification that contains organisms that are closely related but don’t necessarily interbreed successfully in nature is called the
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20.  What idea has changed the way biologists think about classification?
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