Characteristics Of Living Organisms Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What does MRS GREN stand for?

    • A.

      Movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, respiration, and nutrition

    • B.

      Movement, reproduction, sensitivity, green, respiration, and nutrition

    • C.

      Movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, respiration, excretion, and nutrition

    Correct Answer
    C. Movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, respiration, excretion, and nutrition
    Explanation
    MRS GREN is a mnemonic used to remember the seven characteristics of living organisms. Each letter represents a different characteristic. The correct answer is "Movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, respiration, excretion, and nutrition." This answer includes all seven characteristics, which are essential for defining something as a living organism.

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  • 2. 

    What two-word name is given to every living organism?

    • A.

      A binomial

    • B.

      A genus

    • C.

      A species

    • D.

      Canis lupus

    Correct Answer
    A. A binomial
    Explanation
    A binomial is the correct answer because it refers to the two-word name given to every living organism. In binomial nomenclature, each organism is identified by its genus and species names, such as Canis lupus for the gray wolf. This system allows for clear and standardized naming of organisms, helping in their classification and identification.

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  • 3. 

    A genus name cannot be abbreviated.Example:Correct: Canis lupus.Incorrect: C. lupus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. A genus name can be abbreviated using the first letter of the genus name followed by a period. This is a common practice in scientific nomenclature to refer to a species within a genus. For example, the genus Canis can be abbreviated as C. This abbreviation is then followed by the species name, such as lupus, to form the full scientific name of the species.

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  • 4. 

    What is the main reason for classifying living things?

    • A.

      To make it easier to name them

    • B.

      To make it easier to study them

    Correct Answer
    B. To make it easier to study them
    Explanation
    The main reason for classifying living things is to make it easier to study them. By organizing living organisms into groups based on their similarities and differences, scientists can better understand their characteristics, behaviors, and relationships. Classification helps in identifying and categorizing species, studying their evolutionary history, and making predictions about their traits and behaviors. It provides a systematic framework that allows scientists to compare and analyze different organisms, leading to a deeper understanding of the diversity and complexity of life on Earth.

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  • 5. 

    What is the correct order?

    • A.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Family, Species

    • B.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Family, Order, Genus, Species

    • C.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

    • D.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Species

    Correct Answer
    C. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
    Explanation
    The correct order is Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. This is known as the hierarchical classification system in biology. It is a way to organize and categorize living organisms based on their characteristics and evolutionary relationships. The Kingdom is the highest level of classification, followed by Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. This order allows scientists to group organisms into broader categories and then further narrow down their classification based on more specific characteristics.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these are the five different kingdoms?

    • A.

      Prokaryotes

    • B.

      Protoctists

    • C.

      Virus

    • D.

      Fungi

    • E.

      Plants

    • F.

      Animals

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Prokaryotes
    B. Protoctists
    D. Fungi
    E. Plants
    F. Animals
    Explanation
    The five different kingdoms are Prokaryotes, Protoctists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. These kingdoms are used to classify and categorize different organisms based on their characteristics and evolutionary relationships. Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus, while Protoctists are mostly single-celled organisms that have a nucleus. Fungi are multicellular organisms that obtain nutrients by decomposing organic matter, while Plants are multicellular organisms that perform photosynthesis. Animals are multicellular organisms that are heterotrophic and have the ability to move.

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