Chordates: Organs & Systems


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The _____ is a flexible, rod-like structure that provides skeletal support.

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1. The _____ is a structure that develops into important parts of the nervous system, including the spinal cord.

2. The _____ is a muscular structure that extends back behind the anus.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The phylum Chordata is a pretty important group of animals to learn about, mainly because you're part of it! The questions in this assessment will allow you to review the specific organ systems found in animals in this phylum. Each question will test you on the different examples of chordates and their respective organ systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Read over these questions to test yourself on the following topics:

  • Some significant organs and structures found in this phylum
  • Which organism from a given list is likely to have a simple nervous system
  • What aquatic organisms often use to breathe

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how well you can recall the main characteristics of the phylum Chordata, especially in terms of the main organs and organ systems found in these animals
  • Reading comprehension - assess your understanding of the different types of animals found within this phylum and some structures unique to them
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of anatomical function to identify the names of specific structures based on a description

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reading over the associated lesson called Chordates: Organs & Systems. Read this lesson to learn more about:

  • The phylum Chordata
  • The characteristics of chordates
  • Different types of chordates
  • Major organs and organ systems in chordates