The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

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Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

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1. Looking through a microscope at a drop of pond water, you see a unicellular organism with a nucleus and chloroplasts. It is most likely a(n):

2. By analyzing DNA, scientists have hypothesized that _____ are evolutionary ancestors of plant-like protists such as red and green algae.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This practice quiz will assess your knowledge of types of protists, the evolution of protists, and other physical qualities of this organism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be challenged on your knowledge of:

  • Heterotrophs
  • Unicellular organisms
  • Ancestors of protists
  • Characteristics of protists

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as plant-like protists and animal-like protists
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics of protists lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as protophyta and protozoa

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more about protists? Check out the accompanying lesson titled Characteristics of Protists. It covers thing like:

  • What protists are
  • How to distinguish between different types of protists
  • Examples and importance of protists
  • Endosymbiosis in protists
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