The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of all living organisms?

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1. 'Development' is best described as

2. Homeostasis is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and related worksheet will measure your level of comprehension of living organisms. Subjects you will need to understand in order to pass the quiz include asexual reproduction and homeostasis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following quiz and worksheet will help you understand characteristics of living organisms such as:

  • Development
  • Asexual reproduction
  • What blinking, sweating and shivering are
  • Characteristics of living organisms
  • Homeostasis

Skills Practiced

The following abilities can be mastered by using the quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding traits of living organisms and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what blinking, sweating and shivering are examples of
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as development and homeostasis

Additional Learning

To strengthen your knowledge about what makes up living organisms, review the corresponding lesson called The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identifying the importance of cellular organization
  • Recalling the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Reviewing the necessary characteristics of growth and development for living organisms
  • Learning about the different types of energy living organisms use
  • Understanding how the regulation response to the environment and evolutionary adaptation are all necessary for living organisms to survive