Zoology Test Trivia

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You think you know enough basics on Zoology? How about we find out? Some things seem so simple and easy, until we realise how hard they are. This zoology test trivia will tell us how much basic knowledge you have on zoology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Zoology is the study of ____________ life. 

    Explanation
    Zoology is the branch of science that focuses on the study of animal life. It involves the examination of the behavior, anatomy, physiology, and classification of animals, as well as their interactions with their environment. Through zoology, scientists gain a deeper understanding of the diverse species that inhabit our planet, their evolution, and their ecological roles. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "animal."

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  • 2. 

    List the subdivisions of zoology in alphabetical order.

    Explanation
    The subdivisions of zoology are listed in alphabetical order, starting with anatomy, behavior, ecology, molecular, physiology, and systematics.

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  • 3. 

    What is the process of naming organisms?

    • A.

      Cladistics

    • B.

      Nomenclature

    • C.

      Systematics

    • D.

      Taxonomy

    • E.

      Classification

    Correct Answer
    B. Nomenclature
    Explanation
    Nomenclature is the process of naming organisms. It involves assigning scientific names to organisms based on a set of rules and guidelines. These names are used universally to ensure clear communication and avoid confusion. Nomenclature helps scientists identify and classify different species, allowing for effective study and research in the field of biology.

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  • 4. 

    What is the study of the basic principals, procedures, and rules of classification?

    • A.

      Cladistics

    • B.

      Nomenclature

    • C.

      Systematics

    • D.

      Taxonomy

    • E.

      Classification

    Correct Answer
    D. Taxonomy
    Explanation
    Taxonomy is the study of the basic principles, procedures, and rules of classification. It involves organizing and categorizing organisms based on their characteristics and relationships. This field of study helps scientists to understand the diversity of life and establish a systematic framework for naming and classifying different species.

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  • 5. 

    Since the 1700's, the naming system is a 

    • A.

      Binomial system

    • B.

      Trinomial system

    • C.

      Decanomial system

    • D.

      Mononomial system

    Correct Answer
    A. Binomial system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is binomial system. This is because the binomial system, also known as the binomial nomenclature, is the naming system that has been used since the 1700s to give scientific names to living organisms. It was developed by Carl Linnaeus and consists of two parts: the genus name and the species name. This system allows for clear and standardized identification of different species and helps to avoid confusion or miscommunication in scientific research and communication.

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  • 6. 

    A ______ is a group of animals that _____ a set of characteristics.

    Correct Answer
    taxon, share
    Explanation
    A taxon is a group of animals that share a set of characteristics. Taxonomy is the science of classifying organisms into different taxonomic groups based on their shared characteristics. These shared characteristics can include physical features, genetic traits, and evolutionary relationships. By grouping animals into taxa, scientists can better understand the relationships between different species and study their similarities and differences.

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  • 7. 

    A taxon which includes an ancestral species and all of its descendants forming a distinct branch on a phylogenic tree is called a

    • A.

      System

    • B.

      Genus

    • C.

      Clade

    • D.

      Class

    Correct Answer
    C. Clade
    Explanation
    A taxon which includes an ancestral species and all of its descendants forming a distinct branch on a phylogenetic tree is called a clade. A clade represents a group of organisms that share a common ancestor and all of its evolutionary descendants. This term is commonly used in evolutionary biology to categorize and study the relationships between different species based on their evolutionary history.

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  • 8. 

    List the eight major taxonomic levels from broadest to smallest.

    Correct Answer
    Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
    Explanation
    The eight major taxonomic levels from broadest to smallest are domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. These levels are used to classify and categorize organisms based on their shared characteristics and evolutionary relationships. The domain is the broadest level, grouping organisms based on their cellular structure and basic characteristics. The kingdom further divides organisms based on their basic characteristics and modes of nutrition. The phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species levels continue to narrow down the classification, with each level grouping organisms based on increasingly specific characteristics and relationships.

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  • 9. 

    The species, genus, and family levels are the only naturally occuring taxon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The species level is the only naturally occuring taxon. All others are man made, and subject for debate.

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  • 10. 

    Taxa may be split or lumped together over and over

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Taxa, which refer to groups of organisms, can undergo changes in classification over time. This process involves either splitting a taxon into multiple smaller ones or lumping together separate taxa into a single group. This dynamic nature of taxonomy allows for the refinement and reorganization of classification systems as new information and research emerge. Therefore, it is true that taxa may be split or lumped together repeatedly.

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  • 11. 

    We now us a ___ domain ___ kingdom classification.

    Correct Answer
    three, six
    3, 6
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the current classification system used is based on three domains and six kingdoms. This implies that organisms are categorized into three broad groups based on their cellular structure and genetic makeup, and each domain is further divided into six kingdoms based on common characteristics. However, without additional context or information, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 12. 

    Name the three domains.

    Correct Answer
    Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya
    Arcaea, Eukarya, Bacteria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya. These three domains represent the three major groups of organisms on Earth. Bacteria are single-celled prokaryotes, Archaea are also single-celled prokaryotes but with distinct genetic and biochemical characteristics, and Eukarya are eukaryotic organisms that can be single-celled or multicellular. The other option, Arcaea, Eukarya, Bacteria, is incorrect as it has the domains listed in the wrong order.

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  • 13. 

    List the six kingdoms: Kingdom ______, _______ , ______, ______, _______, ______ 

    Correct Answer
    Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Anamalia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Anamalia. These are the six kingdoms of life according to the widely accepted classification system. Eubacteria and Archaebacteria are both prokaryotic organisms, Protista includes diverse unicellular eukaryotes, Fungi are multicellular organisms that obtain nutrients by absorption, Plantae consists of multicellular photosynthetic organisms, and Anamalia includes multicellular organisms that ingest food.

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