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Praxis Biology & General Science: Classification of Organisms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms best describes a graphic display of the evolutionary relationships for organisms with a shared common ancestor?

Question 2 2. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 3 3. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 5 5. According to the phylogenetic tree, which organisms are the least related to each other evolutionarily?

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Question 6 6. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

Question 7 7. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

Question 8 8. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 9 9. Which of the following characteristics is unique to meiosis?

Question 10 10. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

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Question 11 11. Which kingdom contains the oldest known organism found on earth?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following statements about gametes are true?

I. In sexual reproduction, each parent provides genetic material for the formation of a gamete cell.

II. Gametes are produced by mitosis.

III. If a sexually reproducing organism is diploid, the gametes are haploid.

Question 13 13. The first known member of the genus Homo was the:

Question 14 14. When antibiotics no longer effectively treat a bacterial infection, it is known as:

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

Question 17 17. What characteristic does not describe both plants and fungi?

Question 18 18. Which domain contains both the plant and animal kingdoms?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements about asexual reproduction is NOT true?

Question 20 20. Which of the following correctly displays a scientific name using binomial nomenclature?

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Question 21 21. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

Question 22 22. Which of the following correctly pairs the type of protist with the primary source of nutrition?

Question 23 23. Which level of organization in taxonomy is the most specific?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 25 25. Evolutionarily, which of the following animals is considered to be the simplest?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following does not describe plants?

Question 27 27. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

Question 28 28. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

Question 29 29. According to the cladogram shown, which organisms are most closely related?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a characteristic of fungi?

Praxis Biology & General Science: Classification of Organisms Chapter Exam Instructions

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