Extremophiles: Definition & Examples

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An extremophile ...

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1. A halophile ...

2. This organism, the Pompeii worm, lives in hot deep sea vents. What type of extremophile is it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although you may never have heard of them, extremophiles are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth. This assessment contains questions that will test you on key points related to extremophiles that you can find in the associated lesson. Some of the points that you will be tested on when you take the quiz include the different types of extremophiles and where they are found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of an extremophile
  • Halophiles
  • Identifying organisms based on images
  • Where extremophiles have been found

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the assessment questions and answer each by recalling from the lesson some main points on the definition, characteristics, and types of extremophiles
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you accurately comprehend the defining qualities of extremophiles, as well as how to identify them
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of extremophiles to identify specific examples of them based upon images provided in the questions

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about extremophiles, you can read over the corresponding lesson called Extremophiles: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of extremophiles
  • Extremophile characteristics
  • Different types of extremophiles
  • Where to find extremophiles
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