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Characteristics and Life Functions of Organisms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

Question 2 2. Which of the following terms best describes a graphic display of the evolutionary relationships for organisms with a shared common ancestor?

Question 3 3. Humans are animals which are best classified as:

Question 4 4. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

Question 5 5. According to the cladogram shown, which organisms are most closely related?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following does not describe plants?

Question 9 9. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

Question 10 10. Which of the following correctly displays a scientific name using binomial nomenclature?

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Question 11 11. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

Question 12 12. According to the phylogenetic tree, which organisms are the least related to each other evolutionarily?

Question 13 13. What characteristic does not describe both plants and fungi?

Question 14 14. Which of the following correctly pairs the type of protist with the primary source of nutrition?

Question 15 15. Which of the following CORRECTLY pairs the group of archaebacteria with the environment in which the group lives?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

Question 17 17. When antibiotics no longer effectively treat a bacterial infection, it is known as:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

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Question 21 21. Which domain contains both the plant and animal kingdoms?

Question 22 22. The first known member of the genus Homo was the:

Question 23 23. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all prokaryotes?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following correctly pairs the name with the shape?

Question 27 27. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

Question 28 28. Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

Question 29 29. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

Question 30 30. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

Characteristics and Life Functions of Organisms Chapter Exam Instructions

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