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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Taxonomy Questions

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Grade 8 Taxonomy
Organisms can be divided into domains on the basis of the characteristics of their cells. What are these domains?
  1. Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
  2. Unicellular and Multicellular
  3. Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya
  4. Plants, Animals, and Bacteria
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is the first level of organization?
  1. Cell
  2. Tissue
  3. Organ
  4. Organ System
  5. Organism
  6. None of the above
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which is the correct order from specific to general?
  1. genus, family, phylum, order
  2. species, genus, family, order
  3. species, genus, class, order
  4. order, genus, species, family
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is binomial nomenclature?
  1. two cell types
  2. two-word scientific naming system
Grade 8 Taxonomy
A species could be defined as                                                                                  .
  1. Organisms that migrate to the north during the fall
  2. A group of organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring.
  3. Survival mechanism used by living and non-living things
  4. A population of various living things that mate in extreme conditions
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Choose the reasons for using scientific names to classify organisms.
  1. it is easier than guessing
  2. scientific names describe a species
  3. Carolus Linnaeus developed it
  4. helps avoid mistakes
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which of the following statements best defines the word species?
  1. a group of individual organisms that reproduce and are common
  2. a group of organisms that have common characteristics or traits
  3. a group of individual organisms that have common characteristics
  4. a group of organisms that have common traits and reproduce
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which of the following is true for fungi?
  1. cannot locomote
  2. prokaryotic cells
  3. mostly unicellular
  4. contain chloroplast
Grade 8 Taxonomy
A bulldog and a poodle look different, but they can interbreed. They are                              
  1. from different species
  2. products of natural selection
  3. from the same species
  4. proof for evolution
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is the drosophila melanogaster?
  1. scientific name for fruit fly
  2. a type of sugar
  3. a producer
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Women are considered mammals because:
  1. They are not reptiles
  2. They have toenails and fingernails
  3. They produce eggs
  4. They give birth to live young.
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is Drosophila melangaster?
  1. scientific name for fruit fly
  2. a type of sugar
  3. a producer
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Taxonomy
A group of similar species
  1. genus
  2. kingdom
  3. class
  4. family
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