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The scientific name for corn is Zea mays. Zea is the -
a) a. class name
b) b. species name
c) c. phyla name
d) d. genus name

Which of the following is most closely related to Zea Mays?
a) a. Zea luxurians
b) b. Zenia insignis
c) c. Zamia chigua
d) d. Zenobia speciosa

A group of related classes is a
a) a. Phylum
b) b. Order
c) c. Family
d) d. Species

According to the biological definition of a species, which organisms listed below would belong to the same species?
a) a. Animals that can breed and produce fertile offspring
b) b. Protists that are the same shape and have the same structures for movement
c) c. Plants that have flowers with the same structures that attract the same pollinators
d) d. Mushrooms that are the same color and can grow on trees

What structure is common to all six kingdoms of living organisms?
a) a. Cell wall
b) b. Mitochondria
c) c. DNA
d) d. Nucleus

During a trip to a rain forest, a scientist discovered a new organism living near some rotting logs. The scientist observed that the organism had moist skin, no hair, an internal skeleton, that it laid its eggs under the logs. This organism is prob-
a) a. reptile
b) b. amphibian
c) c. invertebrate
d) d. mammal

Ascidians are sac-like marine organisms. Their larvae have well-developed brains and dorsal nerve cords. This suggests that ascidians should be classified with the —
a) a. cnidarians
b) b. chordates
c) c. annelids
d) d. sponges

The body of which of these organisms has the least specialized organization?
a) a. Jellyfish
b) b. Starfish
c) c. Sponge
d) d. Sea urchin

Bivalves, such as clams, are found in salt water. The clam captures food particles from water that flows over its gills. Which of these is the best classification of the clam?
a) a. A chunk feeder
b) b. A decomposer
c) c. A filter feeder
d) d. A grazer

An important feature of modern classification systems is that they —
a) a. group organisms that live in the same habitat
b) b. can incorporate new scientific discoveries
c) c. can predict the discovery of new species
d) d. apply only to organisms that are alive today

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