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Practice - Living Things - 10

Greetings, young scientists! Ready to explore the wild and exciting world of organisms? This quiz tests your knowledge on how organisms are classified, from the tiniest bacteria to the largest mammals. Be prepared to dive into this amazing diversity and see if you can get top marks. Ready, set, classify!
1.
Which of the following is a classification group below 'Class'?
Phylum
Kingdom
Order
Domain
Order is the classification group that comes just below Class.
2.
Which classification group does a whale belong to?
Reptiles
Fish
Birds
Mammals
Although they live in an ocean habitat, whales are classified as mammals because they have warm blood, produce milk for their young, and have other mammal traits.
3.
The lion's scientific name is 'Panthera leo'. What does 'leo' represent?
Kingdom
Species
Family
Genus
'Leo' in 'Panthera leo' represents the species of the organism, which in this case is a lion.
4.
Which of the following is NOT a classification group?
Sprite
Genus
Species
Kingdom
Sprite is not a classification category. It's a term from folklore, not biology.
5.
Which type of organism has no cellular structure?
Animal
Plant
Fungi
Virus
Viruses are not composed of cells, unlike animals, plants and fungi.
6.
Which classification group is larger and more diverse?
Species
Kingdom
Genus
Family
The kingdom is the largest and most diverse classification group.
7.
Which of the following is NOT one of the five kingdoms in the classification of organisms?
Animals
Plants
Bacteria
Insects
Insects are not a kingdom. They are a group within the Animal kingdom.
8.
In the names Homo sapiens (humans), Canis lupus (wolves), or Felis catus (cats), what does the first part of the name represent?
Species
Genus
Kingdom
Individual's name
The first part of the name represents the genus to which the organism belongs. Close relatives share the same genus, like Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals), Canis familiaris (dogs), and Felis silvestris (European wildcat).
9.
Which classification group includes both bacteria and fungi?
Animals
Plants
Birds
Micro-organisms
Micro-organisms are tiny life forms, often consisting of a single cell, which include bacteria and fungi.
10.
What is the purpose of classifying organisms?
To study them more effectively
To make them look more organised
To change their behaviour
To make them more interesting
Classification helps scientists to study organisms more effectively by seeing how they are related to one another.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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