Arthropods: Definition, Characteristics & Types


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Arthropods do not have backbones, which makes them _____.

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1. The bodies of all arthropods are _____.

2. The legs of arthropods are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know what an arachnid, insect or crustacean is, but this quiz and worksheet will check to see if you know much about what they have in common. The multiple choice questions presented in this assessment will test your understanding of the phylum Arthropoda.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you test your understanding of:

  • What type of animal arthropods are
  • The legs and bodies of arthropods
  • How many pairs of legs a centipede has per segment
  • Aquatic arthropods

Skills Practiced

With the material covered in this assessment you will test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding key features of arthropods and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of animal classification to answer related questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a few of the different types of arthropods

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, Arthropods: Definition, Characteristics & Types, will provide you with a helpful review of the topics covered in the assessment. It will also help you review:

  • Benefits arthropods provide to the ecosystem
  • Different categories of arthropods
  • How common these arthropods are