Ecological Organization Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Who is the father of modern taxonomy?

    • A.

      Carolus Linnaeus

    • B.

      Albert Einstein

    • C.

      Barbara Kanoy

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Carolus Linnaeus
    Explanation
    Carolus Linnaeus is considered the father of modern taxonomy because he developed the binomial nomenclature system, which is still used today to classify and name organisms. He introduced the use of a two-part naming system, with the genus and species names, to provide a standardized and universal way of identifying and categorizing living organisms. Linnaeus's work laid the foundation for the modern classification system and greatly contributed to the field of biology.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these could you use to determine the name of a plant in your garden?

    • A.

      A dichotomous key

    • B.

      The metric system

    • C.

      A graduated cylinder

    • D.

      An Aristotle Aerometer

    • E.

      A taxokey

    Correct Answer
    A. A dichotomous key
    Explanation
    A dichotomous key is a tool used to identify unknown organisms, including plants. It consists of a series of paired statements or questions that lead to the correct identification of the organism. Each statement narrows down the possibilities until the name of the plant is determined. Therefore, a dichotomous key is a suitable tool to determine the name of a plant in your garden.

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  • 3. 

    Binomial nomenclature:

    • A.

      Uses the genus and species classification subgroups to name an organism

    • B.

      Is used only in the United States

    • C.

      Was invented by Aristotle.

    • D.

      Is less specific than the common names given to organisms

    Correct Answer
    A. Uses the genus and species classification subgroups to name an organism
    Explanation
    Binomial nomenclature is a system of naming organisms that was invented by Aristotle. It uses the genus and species classification subgroups to give a unique scientific name to each organism. This system is not limited to the United States and is used worldwide. Unlike common names, which can vary and be confusing, binomial nomenclature provides a more specific and standardized way to identify and classify organisms.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the study of how living things are classified?

    • A.

      Taxonomy

    • B.

      Classification ecology

    • C.

      Ecology

    • D.

      Taxodermology

    Correct Answer
    A. Taxonomy
    Explanation
    Taxonomy is the correct answer because it is the study of how living things are classified. It involves organizing, naming, and categorizing organisms based on their characteristics and evolutionary relationships. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environment, while classification ecology and taxodermology are not recognized fields of study.

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  • 5. 

    As we move down the levels of classification from Domain / kingdom / phylum / class / order / family / genus / species, the organisms in those groupings get

    • A.

      More closely related in terms of physical traits and characteristics

    • B.

      Less and less alike in terms of physical traits

    • C.

      There is no relationship between the level of category and the similarity of organisms in them

    Correct Answer
    A. More closely related in terms of physical traits and characteristics
    Explanation
    As we move down the levels of classification, the organisms in those groupings become more closely related in terms of physical traits and characteristics. This is because the classification system is based on the concept of common ancestry. Organisms within the same genus and species share a more recent common ancestor and therefore have more similarities in their physical traits and characteristics. On the other hand, organisms in higher taxonomic levels such as domain or kingdom may have more diverse physical traits and characteristics as they are further removed from each other in terms of common ancestry.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is the scientific name of a cat?

    • A.

      Felix catus

    • B.

      Felis Catus

    • C.

      Felix Catus

    • D.

      Housecat

    • E.

      All of these are correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Felix catus
    Explanation
    The scientific name for a cat is Felix catus. The genus name, Felix, refers to the fact that cats are known for their agility and grace. The species name, catus, simply means "cat" in Latin. Therefore, the correct answer is Felix catus.

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  • 7. 

    A cat is in the genus.

    • A.

      Felix

    • B.

      Catus

    • C.

      Phylum

    • D.

      Domain

    Correct Answer
    A. Felix
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the genus of a cat. The correct answer is "Felix" because Felix is a commonly used genus name for domestic cats.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is the best definition of an organism?

    • A.

      An abiotic factor

    • B.

      A complete living thing

    • C.

      A species

    • D.

      A cell

    Correct Answer
    B. A complete living thing
    Explanation
    An organism can be defined as a complete living thing that possesses all the characteristics of life. It is composed of one or more cells, can grow, reproduce, respond to stimuli, and maintain homeostasis. This definition encompasses all living entities, from single-celled organisms like bacteria to complex multicellular organisms like plants and animals. An organism is distinct from abiotic factors, which are non-living components of an ecosystem, and from a species, which refers to a group of organisms that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.

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  • 9. 

    An example of a scientific community would be:

    • A.

      All the dogs at a dog park

    • B.

      All the organisms in our fish aquarium (guppies, snails, aquatic plants, etc)

    • C.

      All the students and teachers at our school

    • D.

      All of these are good examples.

    Correct Answer
    B. All the organisms in our fish aquarium (guppies, snails, aquatic plants, etc)
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because a scientific community refers to a group of organisms that interact and depend on each other within a specific environment. In this case, the organisms in the fish aquarium, such as guppies, snails, and aquatic plants, form a scientific community as they live together and have interdependent relationships. They rely on each other for survival and contribute to the overall ecosystem of the aquarium.

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  • 10. 

    All of the tropical rainforests on earth make up a(n)

    • A.

      Ecosystem

    • B.

      Biosphere

    • C.

      Biome

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Biome
    Explanation
    The correct answer is biome. A biome refers to a large geographical area characterized by specific climate conditions, vegetation, and animal life. Tropical rainforests are a type of biome found in regions near the equator, known for their high levels of rainfall and biodiversity. Therefore, it is appropriate to classify all tropical rainforests as part of the biome category.

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