Heterotrophic Protists: Feeding Mechanism, Characteristics & Reproduction


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Which of the following defines a heterotroph?

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1. Which is a tube like structure used by some protists to drink the cytoplasm of their prey?

2. In which structure(s) is the food digested in a paramecium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are useful in testing your understanding of heterotrophic protists and their characteristics. Some technical terms that will be on the quiz include heterotroph and cytoplasm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials can help assess your knowledge of:

  • Structure that helps protists kill prey
  • Way that paramecium digest food
  • Definition of heterotroph
  • Tube-like structure that helps protists drink cytoplasm from their prey

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of heterotroph
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson about heterotrophic protists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the structure used to help protists kill or paralyze their prey

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about these protists using the lesson called Heterotrophic Protists: Feeding Mechanism, Characteristics & Reproduction. Use this lesson to cover these other topics:

  • Differences between heterotrophic and autotrophic
  • Ways heterotrophs eat
  • Phagocytosis
  • Protists making more protists