How Much Do You Know About Classification Of Life? Trivia Quiz

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All living organisms are classified into groups based on very basic, shared characteristics. The three groups are Archaea: very ancient prokaryotic microbes. Two types of living things can be generalized to prokaryotes (which are bacteria and archaea) and eukaryotes (which are animals, plants, protists, and fungi). This quiz has been made to test your knowledge on the Classification of Living Things. Let's try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one is considered a Domain?

    • A.

      Plantae

    • B.

      Eukaryote

    • C.

      Animalia

    • D.

      Fungi

    • E.

      Protista

    Correct Answer
    B. Eukaryote
    Explanation
    Eukaryote is considered a domain because it is one of the three main domains of life, along with Archaea and Bacteria. Eukaryotes are organisms that have cells with a nucleus and other membrane-bound organelles. They include plants, animals, fungi, and protists. The other options listed, such as Plantae, Animalia, Fungi, and Protista, are not domains themselves but rather belong to the domain Eukaryote.

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  • 2. 

    Which one is NOT considered a Kingdom?

    • A.

      Eukaryote

    • B.

      Animalia

    • C.

      Plantae

    • D.

      Fungi

    • E.

      Protista

    Correct Answer
    A. Eukaryote
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the option that is NOT considered a Kingdom. The term "Eukaryote" refers to a domain or a category that includes all organisms with cells that have a nucleus enclosed within a membrane. It is not a specific Kingdom, but rather a broader classification that includes multiple Kingdoms such as Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, and Protista. Therefore, "Eukaryote" is the correct answer as it is not considered a Kingdom.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not considered an extremeophile?

    • A.

      Halophile

    • B.

      Thermophile

    • C.

      Acidophile

    • D.

      Alkaliphile

    • E.

      Coldophile

    Correct Answer
    E. Coldophile
    Explanation
    A coldophile is not considered an extremeophile because extremeophiles are organisms that thrive in extreme environments such as high temperatures (thermophiles), high salt concentrations (halophiles), acidic conditions (acidophiles), or alkaline conditions (alkaliphiles). Coldophiles, on the other hand, are organisms that are adapted to cold temperatures and are able to survive and reproduce in such environments. While they may have unique adaptations for cold environments, they do not fall under the category of extremeophiles.

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  • 4. 

    Which organism is thought to be the least evolved?

    • A.

      Animals

    • B.

      Plants

    • C.

      Eubacteria

    • D.

      Archaebacteria

    • E.

      Protists

    Correct Answer
    D. Archaebacteria
    Explanation
    Archaebacteria are considered to be the least evolved organism because they are believed to have characteristics that resemble those of the earliest forms of life on Earth. They are single-celled organisms that thrive in extreme environments, such as hot springs and deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Their simple cellular structure and lack of complex organelles suggest that they have not undergone significant evolutionary changes compared to other organisms.

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  • 5. 

    Organisms made up of one or more cells with complex internal structures called organelles are said to be

    • A.

      Eukaryotes

    • B.

      Prokaryotes

    • C.

      Bacteria

    • D.

      Kingdoms 

    Correct Answer
    A. Eukaryotes
    Explanation
    Eukaryotes are organisms made up of one or more cells with complex internal structures called organelles. Unlike prokaryotes, which lack membrane-bound organelles, eukaryotes have a well-defined nucleus and other specialized organelles such as mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum. Bacteria, on the other hand, are a type of prokaryote. The term "Kingdoms" does not accurately describe the category of organisms with complex internal structures, so it is not the correct answer in this context.

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  • 6. 

    Bacteria ore prokaryotic organisms made of cells that have strong exterior ______ _______.

    • A.

      Cell Membranes 

    • B.

      Taxonomy

    • C.

      Domain

    • D.

      Cell walls

    Correct Answer
    A. Cell Membranes 
    Explanation
    Bacteria are prokaryotic organisms made of cells that have strong exterior cell membranes. Cell membranes are essential components of bacterial cells as they provide structure and protection, and regulate the movement of substances in and out of the cell. They are composed of a phospholipid bilayer that acts as a barrier, preventing the entry of harmful substances while allowing necessary nutrients to pass through. Cell membranes also contain proteins that play a role in various cellular functions such as transport, signaling, and energy production.

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  • 7. 

    Naming, describing, and classifying organisms into different categories based on their characteristics" is a definition of

    • A.

      Adaptive radiation

    • B.

      Natural Selction

    • C.

      Taxonomy

    Correct Answer
    B. Natural Selction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Taxonomy." Taxonomy is the scientific practice of naming, describing, and classifying organisms into different categories based on their characteristics. This process helps scientists organize and understand the vast diversity of life on Earth. Natural selection, on the other hand, refers to the process by which certain traits become more or less common in a population over time due to their impact on survival and reproduction. Adaptive radiation is a phenomenon where a single ancestral species diversifies into multiple species to occupy different ecological niches.

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  • 8. 

    The system of biological classification used today was created by:

    • A.

      Charles Darwin

    • B.

      Carolus Linnaeus

    • C.

      Stephen Jay Gould

    Correct Answer
    B. Carolus Linnaeus
    Explanation
    Carolus Linnaeus is the correct answer because he is known as the father of modern taxonomy. He developed the system of binomial nomenclature, which is still used today to classify and name organisms. Linnaeus' system classifies organisms based on their similarities and differences, organizing them into a hierarchical structure of kingdoms, phyla, classes, orders, families, genera, and species. His contributions revolutionized the field of biology and laid the foundation for our current understanding of the diversity and classification of living organisms.

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  • 9. 

    For Carolus Linnaeus, living things:

    • A.

      Are today as they were when they were created by God

    • B.

      Have evolved in the past but not now

    • C.

      Have evolved in the past and continue to evolve today

    Correct Answer
    A. Are today as they were when they were created by God
    Explanation
    Carolus Linnaeus believed that living things are today as they were when they were created by God. This means that he did not believe in the concept of evolution and believed that all species were created in their current form and have remained unchanged since then.

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  • 10. 

    The great diversity of life was largely caused by:

    • A.

      Natural selection and adaptive radiation

    • B.

      Taxonomy

    • C.

      Charles Darwin

    Correct Answer
    A. Natural selection and adaptive radiation
    Explanation
    The great diversity of life can be largely attributed to natural selection and adaptive radiation. Natural selection is the process by which individuals with advantageous traits are more likely to survive and reproduce, leading to the accumulation of beneficial traits within a population over time. Adaptive radiation, on the other hand, refers to the diversification of a common ancestor into multiple different species, each adapted to a specific ecological niche. Together, these processes have played a major role in shaping the vast array of species and ecosystems that exist on Earth today.

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