Deuterostomes: Definition and Characteristics


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What is the distinguishing feature of all deuterostomes?

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1. Which is NOT a unique feature of chordates?

2. What is the major difference between tunicates and humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of deuterostomes and identify concepts you don't understand. After learning about them by looking at the associated lesson, test yourself with questions about their unique features and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the distinguishing features of all deuterostomes are
  • The unique features of chordates
  • The major difference between humans and tunicates
  • Why radially symmetrical echinoderms are still deuterostomes
  • True tissues

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as deuterostomes, turnicates and chordates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the distinguishing features of deuterostomes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how groups of animals are classified in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more review the corresponding lesson called Deuterostomes: Definition and Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn what body plans are
  • Identifies what deuterostomes are
  • Discusses what echinoderms are
  • Provides a description of chordates