Quiz: The History Of Classification Of Living Organism

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This is a quiz for middle school students on the history of classification of living organisms, specifically on how taxonomists have been influences by the work of Charles Darwin. So, take the quiz and see how much do you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the correct order for the different levels of classification?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 2. 
    The best definition for evolution is:
    • A. 

      The process by which a habitat changes over time.

    • B. 

      The process by which a species changes over time.

    • C. 

      The process by which a food resource changes over time.

    • D. 

      Natural selection.

  • 3. 
    What species of organism helped Charles Darwin think of his Theory of Evolution?
    • A. 

      Sea turtles

    • B. 

      Parrots

    • C. 

      Iguanas

    • D. 

      Finches

  • 4. 
    Today scientists understand that certain species are alike because:
    • A. 

      Of common ancestry.

    • B. 

      They occupy similar habitats.

    • C. 

      Of shared observable characteristics.

    • D. 

      They have similar behaviors.

  • 5. 
    Which level of classification is considered to be the most "broad" level of organization?
    • A. 

      Species

    • B. 

      Kingdom

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Class

  • 6. 
    Which of the following were formerly grouped together in a Kingdom named "Monera"?
    • A. 

      Archaebacteria and Protista

    • B. 

      Eubacteria and Animalia

    • C. 

      Protista and Plantae

    • D. 

      Eubacteria and Archaebacteria

  • 7. 
    A major difference between modern classification systems and those used before Darwin is that:
    • A. 

      Before Darwin taxonomists used characteristics of living organisms to classify.

    • B. 

      Today's taxonomists consider the evolutionary history of a species when classifying organisms.

    • C. 

      Taxonomists before Darwin didn't believe that any organisms were related to each other.

    • D. 

      Taxonomists before Darwin already believed in the theory of evolution.

  • 8. 
    Darwin's theory of evolution was based on the observation that:
    • A. 

      Multiple species of organisms moved from an island to the mainland and survived.

    • B. 

      Multiple species of organisms moved from the mainland to an island and survived.

    • C. 

      A single species traveled from an island to the mainland and evolved into several different species.

    • D. 

      A single species traveled from the mainland to an island and evolved into several different species.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following techniques are used to classify organisms?
    • A. 

      Study bones.

    • B. 

      Study fossils.

    • C. 

      Study DNA.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

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