The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool


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What does dichotomous mean?

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1. A dichotomous key starts with _____ information and leads to _____ information.

2. Each time you answer a question in a dichotomous key, the following questions are based on _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through several questions, some of which will be fill-in-the-blank, you will be asked about subjects like information in a dichotomous key and its structure and function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to answer questions about the following:

  • Definition of dichotomous
  • Placement of information in a dichotomous key
  • What happens after answering a question in a dichotomous key
  • Devices similar to dichotomous keys
  • Protocol of dichotomous keys

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related life science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the way a dichotomous key works and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dichotomous

Additional Learning

Take advantage of the associated lesson, called The Dichotomous Key: A Classifying Tool, to dive deeper into this material. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Uses of the dichotomous key
  • Examples of dichotomous keys
  • Tools comparable to the dichotomous key