Classification Of Living Organisms Quiz

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Do you love to study living organisms? Can you pass this "Classification of living organisms quiz? " This is a quiz for middle school science students on the classification of living organisms. The quiz will give you an opportunity to evaluate yourself as well as to expand your current knowledge as you go through these questions. So, let's see how well you can perform with these questions. All the best to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Approximately how many living organisms have been identified on the planet?
    • 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. 
    Which of the following is the correct scientific name for a house cat?
    • A. 

      Felis domesticus

    • B. 

      Felis Domesticus

    • C. 

      Felis Domesticus

    • D. 

      Felis domesticus

  • 6. 
    The scientific name for 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 the water

    • C. 

      If they flew or were in the water or were on the land

    • D. 

      If they flew or were in the water or were on the 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 bear is classified as the following:  Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Ursidae, Ursus, and americanus.  Which one is the Order?
    • 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

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