Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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Select the environment in which Halophiles live in.

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1. All of the following statements are true about Archaea EXCEPT _____.

2. Identify the statement that describes hyperthermophile.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of several types of Archaea and why scientists have grouped these organisms into their own separate domain. You will be quizzed on the specific names of these Archaea and how and where they survive.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • In what environments halophiles live
  • The ability to recognize true statements about Archaea
  • The definition of hyperthermophile
  • Where many Archaea obtain carbon from
  • The metabolism of an Archaea living in a hydrothermal vent at the bottom of the ocean

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the factors that separate Archaea from other organisms
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as extremophile and chemotrophic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the metabolism of Archaea
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about some of the extreme conditions in which Archaea can live

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss Archaea's place on the Tree of Life
  • Define Archaea
  • Identify and provide details about some types of Archaea
  • Describe the metabolism of Archaea
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