Trivia Questions On Biology! Quiz

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Are you a biology student preparing to take his final exams when it comes to biology? The quiz below is designed to help you review what you have come to understand so far. Give it a shot and get to see just how attentive you have been in class so far and ensure to go back for more tests that give you the same outcome.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Organisms are named and classified based on physical characteristics in:
    • A. 

      Evolutionary trees

    • B. 

      Linnaean taxonomy

    • C. 

      Cladograms

    • D. 

      Molecular clocks

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the most abundant group of organisms on Earth?
    • A. 

      Protista

    • B. 

      Plants

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Archaea

  • 3. 
    Which of the following lists Linnaean taxa in the correct order from general to specific?
    • A. 

      Phylum, order, family, genus

    • B. 

      Kingdom, order, class, phylum

    • C. 

      Family, phylum, genus, species

    • D. 

      Class, order, species, genus

  • 4. 
    In the Linnaean system of classification, which of the following is most commonly defined as a group of organisms that can breed and produce offspring?
    • A. 

      Phylum

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Genus

    • D. 

      Order

  • 5. 
    Which of the following uses mutation rates to measure evolutionary time?
    • A. 

      Phylogenies

    • B. 

      Binomial nomenclature

    • C. 

      Molecular clocks

    • D. 

      Clades

  • 6. 
    In the blank cladogram in Figure 17.1, what type of information would go on the lines labeled A?
    • A. 

      Clades

    • B. 

      Outgroupings

    • C. 

      Common ancestors

    • D. 

      Derived characters

  • 7. 
    In the cladogram in Figure 17.1, what type of information would go in the area labeled B?
    • A. 

      Clades

    • B. 

      Outgroupings

    • C. 

      Common ancestors

    • D. 

      Derived characters

  • 8. 
    How many domains are there in the most current tree of life?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      6

  • 10. 
    The modern classification system is mainly based on:
    • A. 

      Mutation rates

    • B. 

      Common ancestry

    • C. 

      Physical similarities

    • D. 

      Binomial nomenclature

  • 11. 
    Figure 17.2 shows one set of genetic differences between humans and other animals. By this measure, which listed species is most related to humans?
    • A. 

      Rabbit

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Turtle

    • D. 

      Chimpanzee

  • 12. 
    The name Canis lupis is an example of:
    • A. 

      A domain and kingdom

    • B. 

      One clade

    • C. 

      Binomial nomenclature

    • D. 

      A phylogeny

  • 13. 
    Which of the following types of evidence is considered the most accurate in classifying organisms, according to the majority of scientists?
    • A. 

      Anatomical

    • B. 

      Linnaean

    • C. 

      Physiological

    • D. 

      Molecular

  • 14. 
    Which of the following phrases describes a taxon?
    • A. 

      A group of organisms in a classification system

    • B. 

      A group of species that share no derived characters with others in a group

    • C. 

      A group that can breed and produce offspring

    • D. 

      A group that is larger than a kingdom or a domain

  • 15. 
    Which of the following contains the most members?
    • A. 

      Genus

    • B. 

      Order

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Class

  • 16. 
    How many nodes are shown in the cladogram in Figure 17.1?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 17. 
    In the cladogram in Figure 17.1, what represents the common ancestor of all the included species?
    • A. 

      The line farthest left in section A

    • B. 

      The line farthest right in section A

    • C. 

      The lowest node on the cladogram

    • D. 

      The highest node on the cladogram

  • 18. 
    Which type of molecular clock is used to measure evolutionary time between the most distantly related organisms?
    • A. 

      Amino acid

    • B. 

      Nuclear DNA

    • C. 

      Ribosomal RNA

    • D. 

      Mitochondrial DNA

  • 19. 
    Which domain contains all organisms that have a nucleus?
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Archaea

    • C. 

      Eukarya

    • D. 

      Protista

  • 20. 
    Figure 17.2 shows differences between humans and other animals at a molecular level. By this measure, which listed species is least related to humans?
    • A. 

      Rabbit

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Turtle

    • D. 

      Chimpanzee

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the most specific taxon shared by the ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala, and the ruddy-headed goose, Chloephaga rubidiceps?
    • A. 

      Kingdom

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Genus

    • D. 

      Order