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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Taxonomy Questions

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Grade 12 Taxonomy
What is the definition of taxonomy?
  1. science of classifying and naming organisms
  2. grouping organisms according to structural and evolutionary similarities
  3. history of the evolution of organisms (tree diagram)
  4. method of biologically naming organisms created by Carl Linneaus
Grade 12 Taxonomy
What two taxa are used for binomial nomenclature?
  1. kingdom and species
  2. genus and family
  3. genus and species
  4. phylum and species
Grade 12 Taxonomy
Define classification.
  1. science of classifying and naming organisms
  2. order of taxa
  3. grouping organisms according to structural and evolutionary similarities
  4. two-part key used to identify organisms that is based on visible physical features
Grade 12 Taxonomy
What are the main levels of taxa in order?
  1. domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus
  2. kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
  3. domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, family, species
  4. domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
Grade 12 Taxonomy
Grade 12 Taxonomy
Humans are a part of which subphylum?
  1. Vertebrata
  2. Urochordata
  3. Cephalochordata
  4. Vertechordata
Grade 12 Taxonomy
Which chordate subphylum is the largest, containing over 40,000 species?
  1. Cephalochordata
  2. Vertebrata
  3. Urochordata
  4. They are all the same.
Grade 12 Taxonomy
Grade 12 Taxonomy
What is the correct version of the scientific name of an Orca whale?
  1. Orcinus Orca
  2. Orcinus orca
  3. orcinus Orca
  4. orcinus orca
Grade 12 Taxonomy
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