Taxonomy Quiz Questions: Trivia Test!

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  • 1. 
    Which rank contains the largest number of organisms?
    • A. 

      Genus

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Class

    • D. 

      Order

  • 2. 
    The name "Tursiops truncatus" includes which of the following ranks?
    • A. 

      Genus and species

    • B. 

      Kingdom and phylum

    • C. 

      Class and order

    • D. 

      Species and subspecies

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is always true of two organisms in the same taxonomic class?
    • A. 

      They can breed with one another

    • B. 

      They have certain physical features in common

    • C. 

      They evolved at the same rate

    • D. 

      They live in the same ecosystem

  • 4. 
    How is the "domain" rank different from other ranks?
    • A. 

      It was created more recently

    • B. 

      It has existed longer

    • C. 

      It conatins fewer organisms

    • D. 

      It does not include animals

  • 5. 
    In contrast to archaebacteria, all eukaryotic organisms:
    • A. 

      Are multi-cellular

    • B. 

      Reproduce sexually

    • C. 

      Have cell nuclei

    • D. 

      Breathe oxygen

  • 6. 
    What is the binomial name of the organism pictured?
    • A. 

      Killer whale

    • B. 

      Felis catus

    • C. 

      Orca white

    • D. 

      Orcinus orca

  • 7. 
    All animals in phylum Chordata share which of the following features?
    • A. 

      Wings

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Spines

    • D. 

      Legs

  • 8. 
    Scientific names are usually given in classical languages (like Latin).  Which of the following can you infer is a true statement about classical languages?
    • A. 

      They were spoken in the ancient world

    • B. 

      They are only used within the scientific community

    • C. 

      They were invented by Carolus Linnaeus

    • D. 

      They are only used by scientists in the United States and Europe

  • 9. 
    Place the following taxonomic ranks in order from most specific to least specific.  A) Order; B) Phylum C) Family
    • A. 

      B, C, A

    • B. 

      C, B, A

    • C. 

      A, C, B

    • D. 

      C, A, B

  • 10. 
    Lions and house cats share some common features, but can't breed with one another.  What can you infer about how they are classified?
    • A. 

      They belong to the same family, but different genera and species

    • B. 

      They belong to the same order, but different phyla

    • C. 

      They belong to the same domain, but different kingdoms

    • D. 

      They belong to the same species, but different subspecies

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