AP Biology: Phylogeny and the Classification of Organisms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following does not describe plants?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all prokaryotes?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a characteristic of fungi?

Question 4 4. The first known member of the genus Homo was the:

Question 5 5. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

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Question 6 6. What evolutionary development in plants allowed for an increase in the size of the organisms and removed the need for plants to only live in moist environments?

Question 7 7. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

Question 8 8. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

Question 9 9. According to the cladogram shown, which organisms are most closely related?

Question 10 10. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

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Question 11 11. Which domain contains both the plant and animal kingdoms?

Question 12 12. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 13 13. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 14 14. Which of the following correctly pairs the name with the shape?

Question 15 15. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 17 17. Looking through a microscope at a drop of pond water, you see a unicellular organism with a nucleus and chloroplasts. It is most likely a(n):

Question 18 18. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

Question 19 19. Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

Question 20 20. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

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Question 21 21. Which term best describes a group of species without a known common ancestor?

Question 22 22. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

Question 23 23. Which of the following CORRECTLY pairs the group of archaebacteria with the environment in which the group lives?

Question 24 24. Humans are animals which are best classified as:

Question 25 25. Which of the following terms best describes a graphic display of the evolutionary relationships for organisms with a shared common ancestor?

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Question 26 26. Evolutionarily, which of the following animals is considered to be the simplest?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 29 29. What characteristic does not describe both plants and fungi?

Question 30 30. Which of the following correctly pairs the type of protist with the primary source of nutrition?

AP Biology: Phylogeny and the Classification of Organisms Chapter Exam Instructions

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