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Classification of Organisms Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 2 2. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

Question 3 3. The first known member of the genus Homo was the:

Question 4 4. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

Question 5 5. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

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Question 6 6. What characteristic does not describe both plants and fungi?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following is a characteristic of fungi?

Question 9 9. Which of the following CORRECTLY pairs the group of archaebacteria with the environment in which the group lives?

Question 10 10. When antibiotics no longer effectively treat a bacterial infection, it is known as:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all prokaryotes?

Question 12 12. Which of the following correctly pairs the name with the shape?

Question 13 13. Which term best describes a group of species without a known common ancestor?

Question 14 14. According to the phylogenetic tree, which organisms are the least related to each other evolutionarily?

Question 15 15. According to the cladogram shown, which organisms are most closely related?

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Question 16 16. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

Question 17 17. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

Question 18 18. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 20 20. Evolutionarily, which of the following animals is considered to be the simplest?

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Question 21 21. Which level of organization in taxonomy is the most specific?

Question 22 22. Why are there six kingdoms of life now instead of the original two that scientists developed?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

Question 24 24. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following correctly pairs the type of protist with the primary source of nutrition?

Question 27 27. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 30 30. Which of the following does not describe plants?

Classification of Organisms Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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