Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System - Quiz & Worksheet


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Use the binomial nomenclature rules you learned to determine which is the correct scientific name for the African lion.

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1. Which is the correct order from broadest to narrowest?

2. What is the purpose of the binomial nomenclature system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on how well you can use the binomial nomenclature rules, as well as whether or not you understand the point of this nomenclature system. As soon as you finish answering the quiz questions, you'll receive your scores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your knowledge of the following:

  • The correct scientific name for the African lion
  • The correct order for the taxonomic levels
  • The purpose of the binomial nomenclature system
  • Terms in a binomial name
  • The term for each level of classification

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on binomial nomenclature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding taxonomic levels and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to correctly determine the scientific name for a given animal

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson called Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System to continue your studies of the scientific naming system. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define genus
  • Know what the specific epithet is
  • Review the rules of binomial nomenclature
  • Understand the mnemonic 'Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup'