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Holt Biology Chapter 14 Classification of Organisms Test

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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Similarites that arise through convergent evolution
  2. a diagram that is based on patterns of shared, derived traits and that shows the evolutionary relationships between groups of organisms
  3. Most inclusive taxonomic category; larger than a kingdom
  4. a group of natural populations that are interbreeding or that could interbreed and that are reproductively isolated from other such groups
  5. a system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of the genus name followed by the species name
  6. the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms

6 True/False Questions

  1. classa taxonomic group containing one or more orders

          

  2. evolutionary systematicsa group of natural populations that are interbreeding or that could interbreed and that are reproductively isolated from other such groups

          

  3. orderMost inclusive taxonomic category; larger than a kingdom

          

  4. phylogenic treebranching diagrams depicting the hpothesis about evolutionary relationships

          

  5. convergent evolutionwhen two or more species NOT descended from a common ancestor develop similar traits

          

  6. familya taxonomic group containing one or more genera

          

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