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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