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Classifying organism eases the way we study them. This quiz is a test about the classification of organisms and how they are arranged into groups. The quiz contains various facts and other questions ranging from easy, medium, to hard levels that will help you know more about the topic; the quiz provides you valuable feedback. The quiz has many classification examples that will certainly prepare you well for the exams. If you find the quiz informative, do share it with your peers. All the best!


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  • 1. 

     Cats belongs to feline group and they are also _______________.

    • A.

      Mammals

    • B.

      Reptiles

    • C.

      Birds

    • D.

      Cold-blooded

    Correct Answer
    A. Mammals
    Explanation
    Cats belong to the feline group, which is a group of mammals. Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have hair or fur, give birth to live young, and nurse their offspring with milk. Cats possess all of these characteristics, making them mammals.

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  • 2. 

    The genus name for humans is ___________________.

    • A.

      Homo sapiens

    • B.

      Lynx

    • C.

      Alba

    • D.

      Homo

    Correct Answer
    D. Homo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Homo. The genus name for humans is Homo. This is because Homo is the genus that includes modern humans, as well as extinct species closely related to humans such as Homo neanderthalensis.

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  • 3. 

    Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, ____, Genus, species. What is the missing group?  

    • A.

      Monera

    • B.

      Family

    • C.

      Lynx

    • D.

      Class

    Correct Answer
    B. Family
    Explanation
    The missing group in the given sequence is "Family." In biological classification, the hierarchy goes from broadest to most specific. Kingdom is the broadest category, followed by Phylum, Class, and Order. The missing group, Family, comes after Order and before Genus. It is a taxonomic rank that groups together related genera. The sequence then continues with Genus and species, which are the most specific categories in the classification system.

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  • 4. 

    Organisms that belong to the same ___ are most closely related.

    • A.

      Family

    • B.

      Order

    • C.

      Kingdom

    • D.

      Plants

    Correct Answer
    A. Family
    Explanation
    Organisms that belong to the same family are most closely related. Family is a taxonomic rank that groups organisms based on their shared characteristics and genetic relationships. Organisms within the same family share a more recent common ancestor compared to organisms in higher taxonomic ranks such as order or kingdom. Therefore, family is a more specific classification that indicates a closer evolutionary relationship between organisms.

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  • 5. 

    When you classify, you put things in ____________________.

    • A.

      Rows

    • B.

      Groups

    • C.

      Genus

    • D.

      Sets

    Correct Answer
    B. Groups
    Explanation
    When you classify, you put things in groups. Classification involves categorizing or organizing things based on their similarities or shared characteristics. By grouping similar things together, it becomes easier to understand and study them. This process helps in creating order and structure, making it more efficient to analyze and compare different items or entities.

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  • 6. 

    The science of classification is called ___________________.

    • A.

      Taxonomy

    • B.

      Biology

    • C.

      Kingdom

    • D.

      Palentologist

    Correct Answer
    A. Taxonomy
    Explanation
    Taxonomy is the science of classifying and categorizing organisms based on their characteristics and relationships. It involves organizing organisms into hierarchical groups, such as kingdoms, phyla, classes, orders, families, genera, and species. Taxonomy helps scientists understand the diversity of life on Earth and how different species are related to each other. It also provides a standardized system for naming and classifying organisms, which facilitates communication and research in the field of biology.

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  • 7. 

    Dogs belong to what order?

    • A.

      Carnivora

    • B.

      Sapindals

    • C.

      Plantae

    • D.

      Mold

    Correct Answer
    A. Carnivora
    Explanation
    Dogs belong to the order Carnivora because they are carnivorous mammals that have adapted to hunting and consuming meat. This order includes other carnivorous mammals such as cats, bears, and weasels. Dogs have sharp teeth and a digestive system that is specialized for consuming and digesting meat, further supporting their classification in the order Carnivora.

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  • 8. 

    Bacteria belongs to the ___________________ Kingdom.

    • A.

      Animalia

    • B.

      Monera

    • C.

      Protista

    • D.

      Plantae

    Correct Answer
    B. Monera
    Explanation
    Bacteria belongs to the Monera Kingdom because they are single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles. They are prokaryotes, meaning their genetic material is not enclosed within a nucleus. Bacteria are found in various environments and play important roles in nutrient cycling, decomposition, and symbiotic relationships. They can be further classified into different phyla based on their characteristics and metabolic capabilities.

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  • 9. 

    A rose would be in the _____________________ Kingdom.

    • A.

      Plantae

    • B.

      Fungus

    • C.

      Animalia

    Correct Answer
    A. Plantae
    Explanation
    A rose would be in the Plantae Kingdom because it is a flowering plant. The Plantae Kingdom includes all organisms that have cells with cell walls and chloroplasts, and are capable of photosynthesis. Roses belong to the family Rosaceae and are classified under the Plantae Kingdom because they have all the characteristics of plants, such as roots, stems, leaves, and the ability to produce flowers and seeds.

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  • 10. 

    Species that are closey related, such as a dog and a wolf, are classified in the same _____________ ,which is called canis. 

    • A.

      Class

    • B.

      Family

    • C.

      Genus

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Genus
    Explanation
    Species that are closely related, such as a dog and a wolf, are classified in the same genus. The genus is a taxonomic rank that groups together species that share similar characteristics and are closely related. In this case, both the dog and the wolf belong to the genus Canis, which includes various species of wild and domesticated canines.

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  • 11. 

    How many levels of the classification system are there?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7. This implies that there are seven levels in the classification system.

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  • 12. 

    What are the levels of classification from smallest to largest?

    • A.

      Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species

    • B.

      Species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom

    • C.

      Genus, family,kingdom, order, species, phylum, class

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom
    Explanation
    The levels of classification from smallest to largest are species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom. This is known as the Linnaean system of classification, which organizes living organisms into a hierarchical structure based on their characteristics and evolutionary relationships. The species is the smallest and most specific level, representing a group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. The genus is a group of closely related species. Family, order, class, phylum, and kingdom represent progressively larger groups of organisms with increasing levels of similarity and shared characteristics.

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  • 13. 

    Mold belongs to the ________________ Kingdom.

    • A.

      Fungi

    • B.

      Plantae

    • C.

      Animalia

    • D.

      Reptiles

    Correct Answer
    A. Fungi
    Explanation
    Mold belongs to the Fungi Kingdom. Fungi are a diverse group of organisms that obtain nutrients by decomposing organic matter. They are characterized by their ability to produce spores and their filamentous structures called hyphae. Mold is a type of fungus that typically grows in moist environments and plays an important role in the natural decomposition process. Unlike plants, animals, and reptiles, fungi do not have chlorophyll and cannot perform photosynthesis. Therefore, mold is correctly classified under the Fungi Kingdom.

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  • 14. 

    Name the kingdom you belong to ______________________.

    • A.

      Animalia

    • B.

      Plantae

    • C.

      Monera

    • D.

      Protista

    • E.

      Fungi

    Correct Answer
    A. Animalia
    Explanation
    The given options are different kingdoms in the classification system of living organisms. The correct answer is Animalia because it is the kingdom to which humans belong. Animalia includes all animals, including humans, that are multicellular, heterotrophic, and lack cell walls. The other options represent different kingdoms, such as Plantae for plants, Monera for bacteria, Protista for protists, and Fungi for fungi.

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