Carolus Linnaeus: Classification, Taxonomy & Contributions to Biology


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The part of science dealing with naming and classifying organisms is called

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1. Carolus Linnaeus

2. Linnaeus's original system of classification

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz/worksheet combo will ask you to list Linnaeus' contributions to biology, as well as testing your knowledge of his classification system. You'll need to know about the current classification system as well in order to pass.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • The part of science that involves naming and classifying organisms
  • Carolus Linnaeus' contributions
  • Facts about Linnaeus' original system of classification
  • What the two-part naming system used for all species is called
  • The order of taxa

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Carolus Linnaeus' contributions to biology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the classification of organisms and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about taxa

Additional Learning

For more details on this famous naturalist, review the corresponding lesson called Carolus Linnaeus: Classification, Taxonomy & Contributions to Biology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the scope of Linneaus' research
  • Examine the classification of house cats and humans
  • Explore and define the taxa, such as kingdoms and genera
  • Recognize the lasting nature of Linneaus' contributions