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When scientists classify organisms, they
a) arrange them in orderly groups.
b) give them many common names.
c) decide whether they are useful.
d) ignore common names.

When the seven levels of classification are listed from broadest to narrowest, which level is in the fifth position?
a) class
b) order
c) genus
d) family

Kings Play Chess On Fine Grained Sand is a mnemonic device that helps one remember
a) the scientific names of different organisms.
b) the six kingdoms.
c) the seven levels of classification.
d) the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

The largest, most general group in the classifications used by biologists is the
a) kingdom.
b) order.
c) class.
d) species.

How many species does Felis domesticus contain?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four

Linnaeus attempted to classify all known organisms only by
a) their shared characteristics.
b) their evolutionary relationships.
c) their geographical location.
d) the date of their coming into existence.

The scientific name for a skunk is Mephitis mephitis, which specifies the skunk's
a) kingdom and class.
b) genus and species.
c) class and species.
d) class and genus.

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

Families can be further broken down into
a) classes.
b) genera.
c) phyla.
d) orders.

Linnaeus's classification system is called
a) taxonomy.
b) taxidermy.
c) taxation.
d) the dichotomous system.

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