Biological Classification Practice Test Questions

Biological Classification 
Practice Test Questions
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Biological Classification Sample Test Questions
Biological Classification Review Questions

​These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students better understand Biological Classification.
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​a. Eubacteria     b. Archaea       c. Eukaryota
            d. Animalia         e. Fungi

3. Which example below is the correct way to type a scientific name?

a. Genus species   b. genus species   c. Genus species   d. Genus Species

4. Who initiated the use of binomial nomenclature in classifying organisms?

a. Carolus Linnaeus
b. Louis Pasteur
c. Joseph Lister
d. Antonie Leeuwenhoek
e. Gerhard Domagk

​5. A dichotomous key is ...

a. a tool used to identify living things
b. the protein portion at the end of fimbriae that help bacteria cause infection
c. a type of enzyme
d. a way to determine if a cell is in a hyper- or hypotonic environment
e. a key for opening two chotomii

6. Which is most useful in classifying organisms?

a. the fossil record
b. comparative homologies
c. geographic location of organism
d. genetic sequencing

7. You, as a human, are a member of which domain?

​a. Eubacteria  
b. Archaea  
c. Eukaryota
d. Animalia
e. Mammalia

1. Which domain is NOT  prokaryotic?

a. Eubacteria     
b. Archaea      
c. Eukaryota

2. Which domain has the molecule
as part of its cell wall structure?

​The following questions are designed to help students better understand this topic. All questions are based on material that can be found on the Biological Classification Lecture Main Page.


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