Practice Quiz for Kingdom
to Subphylum

No. of Questions= 17
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1 The highest classification category in the Linnaean system is:
a)  phylum
b)  kingdom
c)  Chordata
2 Into how many kingdoms do biologists now usually divide living things?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 5
3 Biological kingdoms are distinguished based on whether they have species that are:
a) single or multicelled
b) absorbers, ingesters, or producers of food
c) both of the above
4 Humans are members of the kingdom:
a) Plantae
b) Protista
c) Monera
d) none of the above
5 If an organism does not have its own means of locomotion and it produces new cells out of inorganic materials through the photosynthesis process, it is:
a) a plant
b) an animal
c) either a plant or an animal
6 If an organism has nerves and muscles, it is:
a) a plant
b) an animal
c) either a plant or an animal
7 At the phylum level of classification, animals are mostly distinguished based on differences in:
a) basic body plan
b) reproductive systems
c) neither of the above
8 In which of the following phyla do animals have external skeletons as well as jointed bodies and limbs?
a) Mollusca
b) Chordata
c) Arthropoda
9 When the left and right sides of an animal body are mirror images of each other, it is referred to as being:
a) bilateral symmetry
b) radial symmetry
c) neither of the above
10 All chordates have ___________________ at some time in their life cycles.
a) gill slits or pouches
b) bones
c) a spinal nerve chord protected by bone
d) all of the above
11 A notochord is:
a) located under the ventral surface of the body
b) a rudimentary internal skeleton made of cartilage
c) found only in primitive chordates
d) all of the above
12 Which of the following are not chordates?
a) mammals
b) birds
c) amphibians
d) all are chordates
13 Subphylum is a Linnaean classification category that is:
a) below phylum
b) above phylum
c) immediately below kingdom
14 The subphylum Vertebrata includes:
a) humans
b) fish
c) reptiles
d) all of the above
15 All vertebrates have:
a) a spinal column of bone and/or cartilage
b) a spinal nerve chord
c) a brain and paired sense organs
d) all of the above
16 Which of the following is true about animals in the subphylum Vertebrata?
a) They are the most numerous chordates.
b) They include invertebrate species.
c) They all live on the land or in the air.
d) all of the above
17 The stage of development of an animal after conception but before it has the recognizable physical characteristics of its species and gender is called the __________ stage.
a) fetal
b) embryonic
c) postnatal



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