Classification Unit Test STUDY GUIDE

Classification Study Guide
1. Amphibian means ‘double life’. Explain this.
2. Are most animals vertebrates or invertebrates?
3. Explain bilateral symmetry.
4. Explain radial symmetry. List organisms that have this type of symmetry and their characteristics.
5. How and what do fish breathe?
6. How are protists similar to animals?
7. How does bacteria reproduce?
8. How is a reptile egg different from an amphibian egg?
9. In what type of habitat would you most likely find fungi?
10. In what ways do fish reproduce?
11. List characteristics common to all arthropods.
12. List groups of animals that are invertebrates.
13. List groups of animals that are vertebrates.
14. List the 3 domains.
15. List the 6 kingdoms.
16. List the 8 levels of classification from largest to smallest.
17. Some protists have pseudopods or cilia. How are pseudopods and cilia used?
18. To which phylum do vertebrates belong?
19. Why are bacteria considered to be prokaryotes?
20. What are bacteria that break down dead organisms called?
21. a) What are characteristics of non-vascular plants? b) List examples of angiosperms.
22. What are fruiting bodies in fungi?
23. What are the characteristics (traits) of all protists?
24. What are the characteristics of fungi?
25. What are the major functions of animals?
26. What are the only animals with feathers?
27. What characteristics are shared by all animals?
28. What is a flagella? What does it look like and how is it used?
29. What is an arthropod’s tough outer covering called?
30. What is fertilization? What type of reproduction is this part of and how does it differ from other forms of
31. What is the difference between a carnivore, herbivore, and an omnivore?
32. What is the main function of a leaf?
33. What makes archaebacteria different from eubacteria?
34. What is regeneration?
35. When there was only five kingdoms, what was the bacteria kingdom called?
36. Where do most invertebrates live?
37. Which mammal(s) can fly?
38. Why are amphibians sensitive to changes in the environment?
39. Why do mammals have fur?
40. Why do some organisms have a backbone and what are they called?