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Organism Classification & Phylogenesis Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

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

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

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Question 6 6. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

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 is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

Question 9 9. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

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Question 11 11. Which level of organization in taxonomy is the most specific?

Question 12 12. Which domain contains both the plant and animal kingdoms?

Question 13 13. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

Question 14 14. Which term best describes a group of species without a known common ancestor?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. According to the phylogenetic tree, which organisms are the least related to each other evolutionarily?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all prokaryotes?

Question 18 18. When antibiotics no longer effectively treat a bacterial infection, it is known as:

Question 19 19. Which kingdom contains the oldest known organism found on earth?

Question 20 20. Which of the following CORRECTLY pairs the group of archaebacteria with the environment in which the group lives?

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Question 21 21. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

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

Question 23 23. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 24 24. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 25 25. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

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Question 26 26. Humans are animals which are best classified as:

Question 27 27. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 28 28. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

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?

Organism Classification & Phylogenesis Chapter Exam Instructions

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