Examples of Unicellular Protists


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Protists have what type of cells?

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1. Animal-like protists that are considered the earliest form of heterotrophic organisms are known as what?

2. Whip-like extensions used to propel an organism through it's aquatic environment are also known as what? (Hint: giardia has these.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unicellular protists are the most common form of protist, and they have many different characteristics. Use this quiz to see how well you understand the various components of protists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Animal-like protists
  • Type of cells in protists
  • Extensions that propel an organism
  • Jelly-like liquid in an amoeba
  • Casing around diatoms

Skills Practiced

This quiz allows you to practice your proficiency in:

  • Making connections - use understanding of unicellular protists to identify characteristics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding protist structure and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding heterotrophic protists

Additional Learning

For more information about unicellular protists, check out the lesson associated with this quiz called Examples of Unicellular Protists. You'll review:

  • Protozoa including flagellates, heliozoans and ameobas
  • Algae including euglenophytes, euglenophytes, diatoms and dinoflagellates
  • Key terms such as autotrophic and pseudopodia