What are the Kingdoms of Life?

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Java ferns are multicellular, non-motile autotrophs. They live in freshwater and use sunlight to make their own food and have cells using cellulose in the cell wall. Which kingdom do java ferns belong to?

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1. A diatom is a unicellular eukaryote. It is a heterotroph and is motile, but isn't multicelllar. Which kingdom does a diatom belong in?

2. A hagfish is a multicellular eukaryote. It secretes gallons and gallons of slime when threatened and eats other fish. This unique organism is motile and can chase its prey in the ocean. Which of the following kingdoms is a hagfish categorized in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review what you remember about the kingdoms of taxonomy with this quiz and worksheet. This resource tests your understanding of the five kingdoms through questions about various organisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intent of this quiz and worksheet is to offer an assessment of what you know about:

  • Understanding the five kingdom of life
  • Examples of each of the kingdoms
  • Characteristics of each of the five kingdoms

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about characteristics of each of the kingdoms and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - see if you can remember which kingdom different organisms fall into, such as java ferns and hagfish
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the kingdoms to answer a question about how a species is categorized if it doesn't fit with other eukaryotes

Additional Learning

You can find more details about this topic in the lesson What are the Kingdoms of Life? This lesson offers a closer look at:

  • What taxonomy is
  • Characteristics of animals
  • Which kingdom includes the use of photosynthesis
  • Understanding saphrophytic feeding
  • What monerans are
  • Examples of protists
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