Major Animal Phyla & Their Characteristics


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Which phylum includes sea stars and sea urchins?

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1. Which phylum is the first to have a complete digestive system?

2. Which phylum contains humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a large variety of organisms that are categorized as animals. These vary from plant like sea sponge to human beings. To organize these creatures, biologist use a series of phyla each with their own properties. Use this assessment to test your knowledge of these phyla and what their characteristics are.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will test your understanding of the various animal phyla, such as those that include:

  • Sea stars and sea urchins
  • Animals who were the first to have a complete digestive system
  • Humans
  • The most basic animals like sea sponges
  • Phylum that are capable of regeneration

Skills Practiced

Skills needed to complete this assessment include:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the phyla various animals belong to
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the phyla that contain humans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sea stars and sea urchins

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson that comes with this assessment, Major Animal Phyla & Their Characteristics, to improve your understanding of the quiz questions and learn more about:

  • How many phyla there are in the Animalia kingdom
  • What tunicates are
  • Which animals are nematodes