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Grade 7 Taxonomy
The science of classifying living things is known as
  1. Biology
  2. Taxonomy
  3. Taxidermy
  4. Ecology
Grade 7 Taxonomy
What is an animal without a backbone?
  1. invertebrate
  2. mammal
  3. insect
  4. fish
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Two organisms that are classified in the same class will ALWAYS be classified in the same
  1. domain.
  2. kingdom.
  3. phylum.
  4. all of the above
  5. none of the above
Grade 7 Taxonomy
A dichotomous key is a tool that many scientists use in their fieldwork. Choose the answer that best describes a dichotomous key.
  1. It is a detailed list that has the names of organisms.
  2. It is a detailed list that scientists use to write down their observations of animal behavior.
  3. It is a detailed list of characteristics used to identify organisms that includes their scientific names.
  4. It is a detailed list that outlines the diets of many organisms.
Grade 7 Taxonomy
The Scientific name for humans is
  1. Homo neanderthalensis
  2. Homo sapiens
  3. People
  4. Homo carnivorous
Grade 7 Taxonomy
What kingdom performs photosynthesis?
  1. animaila
  2. plantae
  3. bacteria
  4. archaea
  5. protista
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Which terms comes from the two Greek words meaning "divided in two parts"?
  1. Dichotomous list
  2. Dichotomous key
  3. Binomial nomenclature
  4. Periodic table
Grade 7 Taxonomy
The second word in a scientific name
  1. is the organism's genus
  2. is the organism's species
  3. might describe the organism's appearance or behavior
  4. might tell where the organism originated
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Taxonomy is the science of               .
  1. genetics
  2. classification
  3. bacteria
  4. evolution
Grade 7 Taxonomy
In binomial nomenclature, what two classifications are used as an organism’s scientific name?
  1. class and order
  2. domain and kingdom
  3. family and genus
  4. genus and species
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Which of these is a tool used to identify organisms?
  1. a hypothesis
  2. a control
  3. a stimulus
  4. a dichotomous key
Grade 7 Taxonomy
A system used to name species is                       .
  1. binomial nomenclature
  2. polygenic inheritance
  3. spontaneous generation
  4. scientific method
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Grade 7 Taxonomy
Organisms can be divided into domains on the basis of the characteristics of their cells. What are these domains?
  1. Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya
  2. plants, animals and bacteria
  3. prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  4. unicellular and multicellular
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