Classification Of Life I Question Preview (ID: 244)

Includes Questions On The Characteristics Of Living Things And Taxonomy.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic that all living things share?
a) They obtain and use resources.
b) They respond to stimuli in the environment
c) They move by flying, walking, or swimming.
d) They grow, develop, and reproduce.

A change in an organism's surroundings that causes it to react is called
a) a stimulus.
b) a response.
c) energy.
d) development.

Which of the following do ALL living things need to survive?
a) water
b) oxygen
c) sunlight
d) carbon dioxide

What is taxonomy?
a) the scientific study of how living things are classified
b) the name of Aristotle's classification system
c) the process used by geologists to classify rocks
d) the process of observing an organism's behavior

Why do scientists organize living things into groups?
a) so that the organisms are easier to study
b) so they can find them in the wild more easily
c) so they can make sense of the variety of rocks on Earth
d) so products from living things can be easily found in the grocery store

An organism's scientific name consists of
a) its genus name and its species name.
b) its class name and its family name.
c) its kingdom name and its phylum name.
d) its phylum name and its species name.

Which is the broadest level of classification?
a) kingdom
b) family
c) phylum
d) species

The more classification levels that two organisms share,
a) the more characteristics they have in common.
b) the closer together on Earth they live.
c) the easier it is to tell them apart.
d) the more distantly related they are.

One characteristic used to place organisms into kingdoms is
a) their ability to make food.
b) how they move.
c) where they live.
d) their ability to reproduce.

Which kingdom includes only multicellular heterotrophs?
a) animals
b) plants
c) protists
d) monerans

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