Module 3 - Kingdom Protista

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Corrys
C
Corrys
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 19 | Total Attempts: 9,432
Questions: 18 | Attempts: 581

SettingsSettingsSettings
Module 3 - Kingdom Protista - Quiz

In this quiz, we'll look at kingdom Protista, which consists of organisms that cannot be classified as plants, animals or fungus. How much do you know about these organisms? There is only one way to find out. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which characteristic is related to protozoa as compared to algae? Check all that apply...(hint: there are 3 choices)

    • A.

      Live in colonies

    • B.

      Live alone

    • C.

      Autotrophic

    • D.

      Heterotrophic

    • E.

      Means of locomotion

    • F.

      Float in water

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Live alone
    D. Heterotrophic
    E. Means of locomotion
    Explanation
    Protozoa are single-celled organisms that live alone, meaning they do not live in colonies like some algae species. They are also heterotrophic, meaning they obtain their nutrients by consuming other organisms. Additionally, protozoa have various means of locomotion, such as flagella, cilia, or pseudopods, which allow them to move around.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which of the following phyla use pseudopods as their means of locomotion?

    • A.

      Mastigophora

    • B.

      Ciliophora

    • C.

      Sarcodina

    • D.

      Sporozoa

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarcodina
    Explanation
    Sarcodina is the correct answer because it is a phylum that includes organisms such as amoebas that use pseudopods for locomotion. Pseudopods are temporary extensions of the cell membrane that allow the organism to move by extending and retracting these projections. Mastigophora, Ciliophora, and Sporozoa do not use pseudopods as their means of locomotion.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    The chief difference between organisms of Kingdom Protista and Kingdom Monera is

    • A.

      Monera is microscopic

    • B.

      Protista is eukaryotic

    • C.

      Protista is prokaryotic

    • D.

      Monera stains red and blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Protista is eukaryotic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Protista is eukaryotic. This means that organisms in the Kingdom Protista have cells that contain a nucleus and other membrane-bound organelles, while organisms in the Kingdom Monera do not. Monera is microscopic, but this is not the chief difference between the two kingdoms. Protista is not prokaryotic, as it has a nucleus, and Monera staining red and blue is not relevant to their classification.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Check the TWO genera that contain organisms with chloroplast.

    • A.

      Amoeba

    • B.

      Euglena

    • C.

      Paramecium

    • D.

      Spirogyra

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Euglena
    D. Spirogyra
    Explanation
    Euglena and Spirogyra are the two genera that contain organisms with chloroplasts. Euglena is a single-celled organism that possesses chloroplasts and is capable of photosynthesis. It has a unique feature called an eyespot, which helps it detect light for photosynthesis. Spirogyra, on the other hand, is a filamentous green algae that also contains chloroplasts. These chloroplasts enable Spirogyra to carry out photosynthesis and produce energy from sunlight. Both Euglena and Spirogyra are examples of organisms that have adapted to their environments by harnessing the power of chloroplasts for energy production.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    The dense cytoplasm found in the interior of many cells is called

    • A.

      Endoplasm

    • B.

      Organellae

    • C.

      Cell guts

    • D.

      Ectoplasm

    Correct Answer
    A. Endoplasm
    Explanation
    The dense cytoplasm found in the interior of many cells is called endoplasm because it refers to the inner, more fluid-like portion of the cytoplasm. This term is commonly used to distinguish it from the outer, gel-like portion called ectoplasm. The other options, organellae and cell guts, do not accurately describe the dense cytoplasm.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Organisms of the Phylum Ciliophora use which of the following as a means of locomotion?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Cilia

    • C.

      Pseudopods

    • D.

      Flagellum

    Correct Answer
    B. Cilia
    Explanation
    Ciliophora organisms use cilia as a means of locomotion. Cilia are small, hair-like structures that cover the surface of these organisms and beat in a coordinated manner, propelling them through their environment. Cilia are highly effective in generating movement and allow Ciliophora organisms to swim or move in a controlled manner.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    All of the following are types of symbiosis except?

    • A.

      Parasitism

    • B.

      Mutualism

    • C.

      Saprophytism

    • D.

      Commensalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Saprophytism
    Explanation
    Saprophytism is not a type of symbiosis because it does not involve a close and long-term interaction between two different species. Saprophytism refers to the feeding on dead or decaying organic matter by an organism, such as fungi or bacteria. This type of feeding does not involve a mutually beneficial or harmful relationship with another species, which is characteristic of symbiosis. Instead, saprophytes play an important role in decomposing organic matter and recycling nutrients in ecosystems.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    The amoeba uses which of the following to regulate water in the cell?

    • A.

      Ectoplasm

    • B.

      Nucleus

    • C.

      Contractile vacuole

    • D.

      Cytoplasm

    Correct Answer
    C. Contractile vacuole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is contractile vacuole. Amoebas are single-celled organisms that live in water environments. They need to regulate the water content within their cells to maintain their internal balance. The contractile vacuole is a specialized organelle found in amoebas that helps in the regulation of water. It collects excess water from the cytoplasm and expels it out of the cell, preventing the cell from bursting due to excessive water intake. The ectoplasm, nucleus, and cytoplasm are important components of the amoeba cell, but they do not specifically regulate water content.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    An organelle containing chlorophyll for photosynthesis is called a (an) 

    • A.

      Eyespot

    • B.

      Pellicle

    • C.

      Flagellate

    • D.

      Chloroplast

    Correct Answer
    D. Chloroplast
    Explanation
    Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant cells that contain chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for photosynthesis. They are responsible for capturing light energy and converting it into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. This process allows plants to produce glucose and oxygen, which are essential for their growth and survival. Therefore, the correct answer is chloroplast.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    The genus of Mastigophorites, which cause African sleeping sickness, is

    • A.

      Trypanosoma

    • B.

      Plasmodium

    • C.

      Balantidium

    • D.

      Toxoplasma

    Correct Answer
    A. Trypanosoma
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Trypanosoma. Trypanosoma is the genus of parasites that cause African sleeping sickness. This disease is transmitted by tsetse flies and affects humans and animals in sub-Saharan Africa. Trypanosoma species are flagellated protozoans that can cause a range of diseases in both humans and animals. Plasmodium is the genus of parasites that cause malaria, Balantidium is a ciliate protozoan that can cause gastrointestinal infections, and Toxoplasma is a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Members of this phylum are responsible for red tides.

    • A.

      Chlorophyta

    • B.

      Chrysophyta

    • C.

      Pyrrophyta

    • D.

      Rhodophyta

    Correct Answer
    C. Pyrrophyta
    Explanation
    Pyrrophyta is the correct answer because members of this phylum, also known as dinoflagellates, are responsible for red tides. Red tides are harmful algal blooms that occur when dinoflagellates reproduce rapidly and release toxins into the water, causing the water to turn red or brown. These toxins can be harmful to marine life and can also affect humans if contaminated shellfish or seafood is consumed. Therefore, Pyrrophyta is the correct answer as they are directly associated with red tide occurrences.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Classify the organism with its proper SUBKINGDOM (Algae, Protozoa) and phylum (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Subkingdom:  ____________________________ 

    Correct Answer
    Protozoa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Protozoa. The question asks for the proper subkingdom classification of the organism, and Protozoa is the correct subkingdom for single-celled eukaryotic organisms that are not classified as plants, animals, or fungi.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Classify the organism with its proper SUBKINGDOM (Algae, Protozoa) and phylum (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Subkingdom:  ____________________________

    Correct Answer
    Protozoa
    Explanation
    The given answer "Protozoa" correctly classifies the organism into the subkingdom. Protozoa is a subkingdom of microscopic, single-celled organisms that are classified as eukaryotes. They are characterized by their ability to move independently and obtain food by ingesting other organisms or organic matter. This classification is appropriate as the question asks for the proper subkingdom, and Protozoa fits the description provided.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Classify the organism with its proper SUBKINGDOM (Algae, Protozoa) and phylum (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Subkingdom:  _________________________________

    Correct Answer
    Algae
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Algae. Algae is a subkingdom of organisms that are photosynthetic and primarily aquatic. They are characterized by their ability to produce oxygen through photosynthesis and are found in various habitats such as freshwater, marine environments, and even on land. Algae include a diverse group of organisms such as seaweeds, diatoms, and green algae. They play a crucial role in the ecosystem by providing food and oxygen for other organisms and are also used in various industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Classify the organism with its proper subkingdom (Algae, Protozoa) and pHYLUM (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Phylum:  ____________________________ 

    Correct Answer
    Ciliophora
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ciliophora. Ciliophora is a phylum of organisms that belong to the subkingdom Protozoa. They are characterized by the presence of cilia, which are hair-like structures used for movement and feeding. Ciliophora includes various species of single-celled organisms that can be found in freshwater, marine environments, and soil. They play important roles in nutrient cycling and are known for their complex cell structures and diverse behaviors.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Classify the organism with its proper subkingdom (Algae, Protozoa) and pHYLUM (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Phylum:  ____________________________

    Correct Answer
    Sarcodina
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sarcodina. Sarcodina is a phylum that belongs to the subkingdom Protozoa. Organisms in the phylum Sarcodina are characterized by their ability to move and feed by using pseudopods, which are temporary extensions of their cytoplasm. They are single-celled organisms that can be found in various aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Some examples of organisms in the phylum Sarcodina include amoebas and foraminifera.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    Classify the organism with its proper subkingdom (Algae, Protozoa) and pHYLUM (Mastigophora, Sarcodina, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Rhodophyta, Sporozoa, Pyrrophyta, Ciliophora, Phaeophyta).Phylum:  _________________________________

    Correct Answer
    Chlorophyta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chlorophyta. Chlorophyta is a phylum of organisms that belong to the subkingdom Algae. They are a group of green algae that are commonly found in freshwater environments. They are photosynthetic organisms and contain chlorophyll, which gives them their green color. Chlorophyta includes a wide variety of organisms, ranging from single-celled to multicellular forms. They play an important role in aquatic ecosystems as primary producers and are also used in various industries for their nutritional and pharmaceutical properties.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Jun 17, 2014
    Quiz Created by
    Corrys
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.