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The scientific name for the European white water lily is Nymphaea alba. What is the genus to which this plant belongs?
a) Nymphaea
b) alba lily
c) water lily
d) alba

The seven levels of classification, from general to specific, are:
a) kingdom, class, order, phylum, family, genus, species.
b) kingdom, class, phylum, order, family, genus, species.
c) kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.
d) kingdom, phylum, class, family, order, genus, species.

Linnaeus is known for
a) founding the science of taxonomy.
b) identify the characteristics of rare species.
c) creating the mnemonic device for recalling the levels of classification.
d) proposing the theory of evolution.

The scientific name for the common house cat is Felis domesticus. What is the species name?
a) Felis
b) domesticus
c) house cat
d) feline

Each class is subdivided into one or more
a) phyla.
b) families.
c) orders.
d) species.

Linnaeus founded the science of
a) analysis
b) taxonomy.
c) genus.
d) kingdom.

All of the organisms classified into a single kingdom are then divided into one of several
a) phyla.
b) classes.
c) families.
d) orders.

The narrowest level of classification is the
a) order.
b) families.
c) genus.
d) species.

Orders of organisms are further broken down into
a) orders.
b) species.
c) families.
d) genus.

Two organisms that are in the same class will also be in the same
a) genus.
b) phylum.
c) order.
d) family.

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