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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 18: Classification

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(TAKS 1, Bio TEKS 3F.4)
1. The most important difference between classification during the time of Linnaeus and current classification is that organisms are now grouped according to their
A fossil relationships.
B size relationships.
C ecological relationships.
D evolutionary relationships.


(TAKS 1, Bio TEKS 3F.4)
2. Modern methods of classification that Linnaeus did not use include comparisons of
F cell size.
G geographic distribution.
H molecular structures.
J anatomy.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8B.1)
3. Based on its name, the organism Malus sylvestris is in the
A genus sylvestris.
B species Malus.
C genus Malus.
D species sylvestris.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A)
4. There is strong biochemical evidence that the earliest living things on Earth were
F prokaryotes.
G eukaryotes.
H animals.
J plants.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8B.1)
5. Homo habilis and Homo erectus do NOT belong to the same
A genus.
B species.
C order.
D family.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A)
6. Modern methods of classification include the idea that all organisms share a common
F ancestor.
G environment.
H source of food.
J atmosphere.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8B.1)
7. In addition to Animalia, Plantae, and Fungi, the six-kingdom system of classification includes
A Protista, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria.
B Protista, Bacteria, and Monera.
C Monera, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria.
D Monera, Protista, and Eubacteria.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8B.1)
8. The three domains are
F Protista, Archaea, and Eubacteria.
G Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria.
H Monera, Eukarya, and Archaea.
J heterotrophs, autotrophs, and protists.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8B.1)
9. From their scientific names Zea mays and Allium cepa, you know that the two organisms are
A plants.
B animals.
C in the same phylum.
D in different genera.


(TAKS 4, IPC TEKS 7D)
10. Beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium are all elements in Group 2A on the Periodic Table of the Elements. Which of the following statements applies to all of these elements?
F They all react with cold water.
G They all are alkali metals.
H They all have one valence electron.
J They all are alkaline earth metals.