8 Characteristics Of Living Things

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8 Characteristics Of Living Things - Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge on whether you can correctly identify why some objects are considered living and others non-living.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of life? 

    • A.

      Adaptation to environmental changes

    • B.

      Reproduction

    • C.

      Differentiation from cells to tissues

    • D.

      Complex chemical organization

  • 2. 

    Metabolism is the ____________. 

    • A.

      sum total of all chemical reactions

    • B.

      Rate at which food is consumed

    • C.

      output of energy usually as heat

    • D.

      Way that an organism uses energy

  • 3. 

    When an organism loses homeostasis it is ____________.

    • A.

      Hibernating

    • B.

      Dormant

    • C.

      Dead

    • D.

      shivering

  • 4. 

    Which of the following is NOT among the basic characteristics shared by living things? 

    • A.

      using energy

    • B.

      Responding to surroundings

    • C.

      Breathing

    • D.

      Growing

  • 5. 

    Through evolutionary processes, organisms can ____________.

    • A.

      eliminate their need for an energy source

    • B.

      Adapt to their environment

    • C.

      Stop the need to reproduce

    • D.

      eliminate their cell structure

  • 6. 

    Which of the following characteristics of a glass of water mean that it cannot be considered alive according to our shared characteristics of living things? 

    • A.

      It has no cells.

    • B.

      It has no heart.

    • C.

      It has no tissues.

    • D.

      It has no arms or legs.

  • 7. 

    Humans share the characteristics of an opposable thumb, forward-looking eyes, and a well-developed brain with other ____________. 

    • A.

      chordates

    • B.

      Mammals

    • C.

      primates

    • D.

      Vertebrates

  • 8. 

    Which of the following include organisms all of only one species? 

    • A.

      ecosystem

    • B.

      population

    • C.

      kingdom

    • D.

      Community

  • 9. 

    Humans and all other mammals share which of the flowing characteristics?

    • A.

      Have mammary glands

    • B.

      Walk on two legs

    • C.

      give birth to live young as opposed to laying eggs

    • D.

      live on land

  • 10. 

    Which of the following groups is the largest and most diverse?

    • A.

      Species

    • B.

      Ecosystem

    • C.

      population

    • D.

      community

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