Protist Phylogenetic Tree


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Which of the following is not a protist?

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1. The protist family tree is polyphyletic. What does this mean?

2. Protists are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure how much you know about the protist phylogenetic tree with this quiz and printable worksheet combo. Topics addressed in this quiz will include endosymbiosis, polyphyletic, groups of protists, examples of protists, and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will look at:

  • The meaning of polyphyletic
  • Examples of protists
  • Dr. Margulis' theory of endosymbiosis
  • Characteristics of protists
  • Group of protists that may be the ancestor of animals

Skills Practiced

These guides present an opportunity to exercise these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as polyphyletic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of protists
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theory of endosymbiosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the protist phylogenetic tree

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson, entitled Protist Phylogenetic Tree, to keep on learning about this biology subject. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between polyphyletic and monophyletic
  • Explain the differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes
  • Understand how protists are classified
  • Identify a number of major groups of protists