Classification Of Living Organisms! Trivia Questions Quiz

15 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Classification Of Living Organisms! Trivia Questions Quiz

This is a quiz for middle school science students on the classification of living organisms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      1.5 million

    • B. 

      2.0 million

    • C. 

      2.5 million

    • D. 

      3.0 million

  • 2. 
    The process of grouping things based on their similarities (shared characteristics) is called
    • A. 

      Taxidermy

    • B. 

      Taxonomy

    • C. 

      Pachidermy

    • D. 

      Taxis

  • 3. 
    The first person to have created a classification system for living organisms was
    • A. 

      Carolus Linneaus

    • B. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Pliny the Elder

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 4. 
    The correct term for a "two-part naming system" is
    • A. 

      Taxonomy

    • B. 

      Binomial nomenclature

    • C. 

      Genus and species

    • D. 

      Latinized words

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Felis domesticus

    • B. 

      Felis Domesticus

    • C. 

      Felis Domesticus

    • D. 

      Felis domesticus

  • 6. 
    The scientific name for a muskox (a very hairy buffalo-looking creature from the high Arctic) is Ovibos moschatus.  The genus is which part of the name?
    • A. 

      Ovibos

    • B. 

      Moschatus

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    Which of the following people gave us the classification system that we still use today?
    • A. 

      Carolus Linneaus

    • B. 

      Leonardo Da Vinci

    • C. 

      Pliny the Elder

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 8. 
    Which part of a scientific name can be descriptive (color, where it is found, etc)?
    • A. 

      The genus

    • B. 

      The species

    • C. 

      They both can

    • D. 

      Neither - scientists aren't supposed to do that!

  • 9. 
    With the earliest classification system organisms were classified into which of the following groups?
    • A. 

      If they flew or not

    • B. 

      If they flew or were in water

    • C. 

      If they flew or were in water or were on land

    • D. 

      If they flew or were in water or were in land (walk, run, or crawl)

  • 10. 
    What is the current record of the Buffalo Sabres?
    • A. 

      7-3-1

    • B. 

      3-7-2

    • C. 

      7-2-3

    • D. 

      3-2-7

  • 11. 
    The correct sequence for the seven levels of classification is
    • A. 

      Kingdom Phylum Order Class Family Genus Species

    • B. 

      Kingdom Phylum Family Class Order Genus Species

    • C. 

      Kingdom Class Family Phylum Order Genus Species

    • D. 

      Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species

  • 12. 
    Which level of Classification is the most general (or most broad) category?
    • A. 

      Kingdom

    • B. 

      Genus

    • C. 

      Phylum

    • D. 

      Order

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Ursidae

    • B. 

      Carnivora

    • C. 

      Chordata

    • D. 

      Americanus

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the correct scientific name for a red-backed vole?
    • A. 

      Canis latrans

    • B. 

      Microtus pennsylvanicus

    • C. 

      Somateria fischeri

    • D. 

      Clethrionomys rutilus

  • 15. 
    In a classification system, organisms are classified based on
    • A. 

      Similar behaviors

    • B. 

      Similar morphology

    • C. 

      Similar ancestry

    • D. 

      All of the above