What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following is an attribute of the ciliates?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a main group of protozoa?

2. The protozoa can have very diverse lifecycles with multiple morphological stages, depending on species. What stage of the life cycle is the active, reproductive, and feeding stage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Protozoa are a diverse group of organisms with defining characteristics. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of what makes an organism a protozoan. At the end of the lesson, you'll be tested on things such as the different types of protozoa and their unique characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Ciliates
  • Main groups of protozoa
  • Trophozoites
  • Giardia
  • Attributes of protozoa

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the characteristics and different types of protozoa
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can understand the defining characteristics of a protozoan, and the characteristics of each specific type
  • Knowledge application - Apply your understanding of protozoa and the specific types of protozoa to questions about each type and each type's specific attributes

Additional Learning

To learn more about protozoa, review the corresponding lesson called What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of protozoa
  • Lifecycle of protozoa
  • Mastigophora
  • Amoebas
  • Ciliates
  • Sporozoans