Classification Quiz

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Classification
The process of grouping things based on their similarities.
Taxonomy
The scientific study of how organisms are classified.
Binomial Nomenclature
The two-part naming system developed by Carolus Linneaus.
Genus
The first word in an organism's scientific name.
Species
The second word in an organism's scientific name.
Domain
The broadest level of classification.
Species
The smallest (or most specific) level of classification.
Canis
The genus name in Canis latrans.
latrans
The species name in Canis latrans.
Prokaryote
An organism whose cell lacks a nucleus.
Unicellular
Single-celled organisms.
Multicellular
Many-celled organisms.
Eukaryote
An organism whose cells contain a nucleus.
Autotroph
An organism that can make its own food.
Heterotroph
An organism that cannot make its own food
Bacteria
Domain and kingdom that includes prokaryotic, unicellular organisms that can be found everywhere.
Archaea
Domain and kingdom that includes prokaryotic, unicellular organisms found in "extreme" environments.
Protist
Kingdom that inlcludes algae, seaweed, amoebas, and parameciums.
Fungi
Kingdom that includes mushrooms, molds, mildews, and yeast.
Plant
Kingdom that includes multicellular, autotrophs with examples like daisies, pine trees, and moss.
Animal
Kingdom that includes multicellular, heterotrophs with examples like sponges, earthworms, and humans.
Ancient
The word "Archaea" means this.
Animal
The largest and most diverse kingdom.
Latin
The language most scientific names are written in.
Homo sapiens
Scientific name of humans.