Microorganism: Definition, Types & Classification


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Which of the following categories is NOT used to classify bacteria?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a eukaryotic microorganism?

2. Which of the following characteristics is used to classify fungi?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Access the quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about microorganisms. The different types of microorganisms and their classification are the main topics you need to know for the quiz, as well as what a microorganism is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • Examples of a eukaryotic microorganism
  • Categories used to classify bacteria
  • Characteristics of a microorganism
  • A characteristic used to classify fungi

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a characteristic that is used to classify archaea
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on microorganisms, like how best to describe them
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how bacteria is classified and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more, work through the accompanying lesson called Microorganism: Definition, Types & Classification. Goals you can complete include:

  • Identify the major types of microorganisms
  • Review the structure of archaea
  • See how viruses are classified
  • Explain Gram negative vs. Gram positive