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Biology Classification Quiz


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What way of classification is by physical similarities?
Old way
What way of classification is by molecular similarities?
New way
What is another name for the old way of classification?
Which scientist had 2 kingdoms? (Plants and Animals)
Carolus Linnaeus
What does taxa mean?
Why do people classify?
To make it useful, organized
What are the levels of classification from broadest (biggest) to specific (smallest)?
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species
Each species; name is __1__ and is usually ___2___
1. Unique
2. Descriptive
Scientific names are in what language?
What level of classification are scientific names named in? HINT: 2
Genus and Species
Why are scientific names in Latin?
Because Latin is a dead language
What is a 2 name naming called?
Binomial nomenclature
Genus name is ______
Species name is all ______
Scientific names must be __1___ (when typed) or ___2___ (when handwritten)
1. Italicized
2. Underlined
Up until the 19_1_s - 19_2_s most textbooks still only referred to two kingdoms
- ___3___, which included all bacteria and fungi
- ___4___, which included all protozoa
1. 50
2. 60
3. Plants
4. Animals
In 1959, who developed the 5 kingdom system?
Which kingdom was split into 2 groups?
What 2 groups was Monera split into?
Eubacteria and Archaebacteria
What is a higher rank of a kingdom called?
How many domains are there?
What are the names of the domains?
Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya
What key gives a yes/no question that divides the organisms into two groups?
Dichotomous Key
Is classification complete?
No, there are constant revisions due to new organisms being classified
Which type of bacteria has a nucleus?
Which type of bacteria does not have a nucleus?
Whose research prompts that living things should be classified into domains? Grouping above the kingdom level.