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The division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
a) characteristic
b) classification

The scientific name for an organism comes from
a) genus and species
b) order and class
c) kingdom and phylum
d) main characteristic

Today, what system based on shared characteristics is used to classify organisms?
a) drawings and graphs
b) notes and photographs
c) the 8 level system
d) sets of encylopedias

What can you find by working through the statements in a dichotomous key?
a) how long a fungus can live
b) how many animals are birds
c) when a species of organism appeared on Earth
d) the identity of an organism

The science of describing, classifying, and naming organisms
a) taxonomy
b) classification

In order, what are the three levels of classification in addition to domain, kingdom, family, genus, and species?
a) class, order, phylum
b) phylum, class, order
c) class, order, genera
d) phylum, order, class

An aid that is used to identify organisms and that consist of a series of paired statements
a) taxomony
b) dichotomous key

The root di- mean two
a) False
b) True

Who simplified the naming of living things by giving each a two-part name
a) Linnaeus
b) Parkerson

When Mrs. Parkerson learned about classification, there were only two classifications plants and animals
a) True
b) False

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