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The division of organisms into groups or classes based on characteristics is
a) taxonomy b) biology c) life science d) classification
The science of describing, classifying, and naming organisms is
a) taxonomy b) organization c) life science d) classification
Carolus Linnaeus is known for
a) founding the science of taxonomy b) discovering Tyrannosaurus rex c) identifying the characteristics of rare species d) discovering retractable claws
The seven levels of classification, from general to specific are
a) kingdom, class, order phylum, family, genus, species b) kingdom, phylum class, order, family, geneus, species c) kingdom, class, phylum, order, family, geneus, species d) kingdom, phylum, class, family, order genus, species,
A pine tree is a member of the kingdom
a) Animalia b) Fungi c) Protista d) Plantae
For hundreds of years, people thought all living things belonged to one of two groups. What were the two groups?
a) living and nonliving b) animals and flowers c) animals and plants d) microscopic and nonmicroscopic
What can you find out by working through a dichotomous key in order?
a) the identity of an organism b) how long slime mold can live c) when a species first appeared on Earth d) how many birds migrate north or south in winter
Euglena is a member of the kingdom
a) protista b) plantae c) animalia d) fungi
The organisms in what kingsom usually move by themselves and have specialized sense organs that allow them to respond to their environment
a) fungi b) plantae c) animali d) protista
The scientific name of an organism comes from its
a) kingdom and phylum b) class and genus c) kingdom, phylum and class d) genus and species
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