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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Taxonomy Questions

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Grade 8 Taxonomy
On the basis of their cells, what domains are used to classify organisms?
  1. Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
  2. Unicellular and Multicellular
  3. Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya
  4. Plants, Animals, and Bacteria
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is binomial nomenclature?
  1. two-celled structure of an organism
  2. two-word scientific naming system
  3. two-layered cell membrane
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is the first level of organization?
  1. cell
  2. tissue
  3. organ
  4. organ system
  5. organism
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Humans are mammals because they
  1. can reproduce.
  2. have toenails and fingernails.
  3. lay eggs.
  4. give birth to live young.
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which statement 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
A bulldog and a poodle look different, but they can interbreed because they are
  1. from different species.
  2. products of natural selection.
  3. from the same species.
  4. proof for evolution.
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which is true for fungi?
  1. cannot locomote
  2. have prokaryotic cells
  3. are mostly unicellular
  4. contain chloroplasts
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which series is in 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
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Which is not a phylum in the animal kingdom?
  1. Nematodes
  2. Coelenterates
  3. Platyhelminthes
  4. Monera
Grade 8 Taxonomy
A group of similar species make up a
  1. genus.
  2. kingdom.
  3. class.
  4. family.
Grade 8 Taxonomy
Why do single-celled amoeba and bacteria belong to different domains?
  1. Amoebas eat bacteria.
  2. Bacteria are not made of cells.
  3. Bacteria cells lack a membrane-enclosed nucleus.
  4. Amoebas are motile; bacteria are not.
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. It helps to avoid mistakes.
Grade 8 Taxonomy
What is Drosophila melanogaster?
  1. scientific name for fruit fly
  2. type of sugar
  3. kind of producer
  4. name of a gene
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