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A Phylum or Phyla constitutes the largest scientific grouping of life forms sharing the same general body plan or characteristics. The classification of the animal kingdom is called Metazoa. So, let's try out the quiz about Nine phyla of the animal kingdom and test your knowledge. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many true phyla are there in the animal kingdom?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      Millions

    Correct Answer
    C. 33
    Explanation
    The answer is 33 because the animal kingdom is classified into several phyla, which are major groups of animals with distinct characteristics. As of now, there are approximately 33 recognized phyla in the animal kingdom. These phyla include well-known groups such as Chordata (which includes mammals, birds, reptiles, etc.), Arthropoda (which includes insects, spiders, crustaceans, etc.), and Mollusca (which includes snails, clams, squids, etc.), among others.

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  • 2. 

    What kinds of animals can you find in the porifera phyla?

    • A.

      Coral

    • B.

      Whales

    • C.

      Monkeys

    • D.

      Sponges

    Correct Answer
    D. Sponges
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sponges. Porifera is a phylum that includes sponges, which are multicellular organisms with specialized cells but no true tissues or organs. Coral, whales, and monkeys do not belong to the porifera phylum. Coral is a type of marine invertebrate belonging to the cnidaria phylum, while whales and monkeys are mammals belonging to the chordata phylum. Therefore, the correct answer is sponges.

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  • 3. 

    Corals, jellyfish, anemones, and hydra belong to which phyla?

    • A.

      Poriferia

    • B.

      Nematoda

    • C.

      Mollusca

    • D.

      Cnideria

    Correct Answer
    D. Cnideria
    Explanation
    Corals, jellyfish, anemones, and hydra belong to the phylum Cnideria. This phylum is characterized by the presence of specialized stinging cells called cnidocytes, which are used for capturing prey and defense. Cnideria organisms are also radially symmetrical and have a simple body structure. Examples of Cnideria include sea anemones, jellyfish, and corals.

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  • 4. 

    What type of animals can be found in the Platyhelminthes phyla?

    • A.

      All worms

    • B.

      Flatworms

    • C.

      Earthworms

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Flatworms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is flatworms. The Platyhelminthes phyla is a group of animals that includes flatworms. This phylum is characterized by their flattened body shape and lack of a body cavity. They can be found in various habitats such as freshwater, marine environments, and even as parasites in other animals. Some examples of flatworms include planarians, tapeworms, and flukes.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following worms is NOT a Nematoda?

    • A.

      Trichina

    • B.

      Ringworm

    • C.

      Hookworm

    • D.

      Earthworm

    Correct Answer
    D. Earthworm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Earthworm. Earthworms are not classified as Nematoda because they belong to the phylum Annelida. Nematoda, on the other hand, is a separate phylum that includes worms like Trichina, Ringworm, and Hookworm. Earthworms have a segmented body and belong to a different group of worms compared to Nematoda.

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  • 6. 

    Annelidas are known for what distinct characteristics?

    • A.

      Segmented bodies

    • B.

      Having organs that are organized in the body

    • C.

      They pass soil through their digestive system.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Annelidas, such as earthworms, are known for their distinct characteristics, which include segmented bodies, having organs that are organized in the body, and passing soil through their digestive system. These characteristics are unique to annelidas and set them apart from other organisms.

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  • 7. 

    Name the 3 categories Mollusks are divided into AND give one example of each.

    • A.

      Bivalves-clams, mussels, scallops, oysters

    • B.

      Gastropods-snails, slugs,conches, whelks, periwinkles

    • C.

      Cephalopods-octopus and squid

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bivalves-clams, mussels, scallops, oysters
    B. Gastropods-snails, slugs,conches, whelks, periwinkles
    C. Cephalopods-octopus and squid
    Explanation
    Mollusks are classified into three categories: bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. Bivalves include organisms such as clams, mussels, scallops, and oysters. Gastropods consist of snails, slugs, conches, whelks, and periwinkles. Cephalopods comprise octopus and squid.

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  • 8. 

    Which category in the Arthropods have the largest number of organisms?

    • A.

      Insects

    • B.

      Crustaceans

    • C.

      Arachnids

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Insects
    Explanation
    Insects have the largest number of organisms among the given categories in the Arthropods. Insects are a diverse group of arthropods, with over a million known species. They are found in almost every habitat on Earth and play important roles in pollination, decomposition, and as a food source for other animals. Their ability to adapt to various environments and their high reproductive rates contribute to their large population size, making them the category with the largest number of organisms in the Arthropods.

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  • 9. 

    All of the following are characteristics of amphibians EXCEPT which one?

    • A.

      Lay their eggs in the water.

    • B.

      They obtain oxygen through their lungs.

    • C.

      Their sensory organs are adapted to use on land.

    • D.

      They have 2 pairs of legs (4 in all )

    Correct Answer
    B. They obtain oxygen through their lungs.
    Explanation
    Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that typically lay their eggs in water. They have moist skin that allows them to also breathe through their skin. While they do have lungs, they primarily obtain oxygen through their skin and the lining of their mouth. Therefore, the statement "They obtain oxygen through their lungs" is not a characteristic of amphibians.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following terms describes all animals?

    • A.

      Multicellular and heterotrophic

    • B.

      Multicellular, macroscopic, autotrophic and heterotrophic

    • C.

      Eukaryotic, macroscopic, multicellular and heterotrophic

    • D.

      None 

    Correct Answer
    A. Multicellular and heterotrophic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "multicellular and heterotrophic." This term describes all animals because animals are multicellular organisms that cannot produce their own food (heterotrophic) and are composed of more than one cell (multicellular). The other options are incorrect because they either include characteristics that are not true for all animals (such as autotrophic or macroscopic) or do not include the essential characteristics of animals (eukaryotic and multicellular).

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