Vertebrates: Origin, Characteristics & Diversity


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Which is NOT a major evolutionary step in vertebrate evolution?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. Which is NOT one of the four chordate characteristics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Seemingly disparate animals have in common certain traits relating to vertebrates. The worksheet and quiz for this lesson will help you learn and recall the specific attributes shared by all vertebrates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These items will test you on the following:

  • Definition of vertebrates
  • Craniates
  • Four chordate characteristics
  • Evolution of vertebrates

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about animal evolution in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about craniates

Additional Learning

To be sure that you have learned all of the important details, review the lesson Vertebrates: Origin, Characteristics & Diversity. This lesson will address these objectives:

  • Define vertebrates
  • Discover the evolutionary steps of vertebrates
  • Identify the terms tetrapods, amniotes, and amniotes
  • Know the four characteristics of chordates