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The Evolution of Animals: Importance & Evolutionary History

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Evolutionarily, which of the following animals is considered to be the simplest?

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1. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

2. Humans are animals which are best classified as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Animals can be classified into different groups based on various characteristics. These assessments can be used to review what you have learned about animal classification. Key information that you will be assessed on includes the common characteristics of all animals and the evolutionary characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Identify features that all animals share
  • Recall the meaning of invertebrates
  • Recall the different classification categories that various animals fall under, including humans
  • Identify a simple invertebrate

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about animals in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics used to classify animals and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the evolution of invertebrates and the evolution of vertebrates

Additional Learning

To learn more about the main characteristics of animals, take a look at the video lesson on Characteristics of Animals. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Define animals
  • Name the characteristics used to classify animals
  • Define and identify vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Understand the evolution of vertebrates and invertebrates
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