Phylum: Characteristics & Classification


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Which level of organization is the most specific?

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1. How did Aristotle classify organisms?

2. What is the classification of organisms called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phylum is one of eight different major categories used to classify and organize the relationships between organisms, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of a phylum. The quiz will ask you about the levels of organization and what the science of classification is called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The most specific level of organization
  • Aristotle's classification system
  • The name for the science of classification
  • Characteristics of chordates
  • The phylum that includes animals with jointed legs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on phyla from the related lesson on the characteristics and classification of phylum
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned about classification to remember how animals with jointed legs are classified
  • Making connections - go through the different classification levels to understand which one is the most specific

Additional Learning

The lesson called Phylum: Characteristics & Classification will go into this topic in more detail. You'll study concepts like the following:

  • Define binomial nomenclature
  • Differentiate between the eight categories used to organize the relationships between organisms
  • Examine the contributions of Carl von Linné to classification
  • Compare and contrast plant and animal classification