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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. a diagram that is based on patterns of shared, derived traits and that shows the evolutionary relationships between groups of organisms
  2. a phylogenetic classification system that uses shared derived characters and ancestry as the sole criterion for grouping taxa
  3. a group of similar species
  4. Evolved in an ancestor of one group but not of the other.
  5. taxonomists give varying degrees of importance to characters and thus produce a subjective analysis of evolutionary relationships
  6. a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

6 True/False questions

  1. convergent evolutiona system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of the genus name followed by the species name


  2. analogous charactersA character that evolved in a common ancestor among two different groups


  3. ordertaxonomic group containing one or more families


  4. phylogenic treethe evolutionary history of an organism


  5. binomial nomenclaturea group of natural populations that are interbreeding or that could interbreed and that are reproductively isolated from other such groups


  6. domainMost inclusive taxonomic category; larger than a kingdom