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Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Taxonomy: We Hear You're a Fungi Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Taxonomy? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who was the first person (that we know of) to start classifying plants and animals?


Aristotle
Linnaeus
Woese
Mendel
Bauhin
Q. Which was the first kingdom to be added after the microscope was invented in ~1600 A.D.?


Monera
Protista
Bacteria
Prokaryotae
Fungi
Q. Which characteristics would be most helpful in determining the correct domain and kingdom for an organism?


The presence of nuclei
The presence of chloroplasts
The presence of a cell wall
All of the above
None of the above
Q. Species A and B share a trait with their most recent common ancestor. That trait is a


Homoplastic trait
Reversal
Shared ancestral character
Shared derived character
None of the above
Q. Phototrophs cannot live in which environment?


Caves
Deserts
Tundra
Hot springs
Forests
Q. A housekeeping gene commonly used in molecular systematics encodes


Hemoglobin
rRNA
Ubiquitin
Chaperone proteins
Mitochondrial proteins
Q. Archaea can be found living in


Hot springs
Hot springs
The Great Salt Lake
The guts of cows
All of the above
Q. Yogurt has live bacteria in it. Your doctor might suggest that you eat yogurt regularly while taking antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. This would help


Prevent lactose intolerance.
The antibiotics to kill the bacteria.
Your blood pressure.
Repopulate the good bacteria in your gut.
None of the above
Q. Most individuals of which kingdom can reproduce both asexually and sexually?


Archaea
Bacteria
Protista
Fungi
Animalia
Q. Which characteristic is only found among members of Kingdom Animalia?


The presence of a nucleus
Mobility
The presence of organ systems
Sexual reproduction
Multi-cellularity
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