Biological Classification: Process of Grouping Living Organisms

In this quiz, you will find questions based on the Biological classification i.e, the process by which scientists group the living organisms.

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Aristotle classified the organisms based on their _________

Morphological characteristics Cell wall Evolutionary relationships Method of reproduction

Aristotle’s classification of plants is based on the ________

Size Flowering or non-flowering Number of cotyledons present Type of roots they have

Aristotle’s classification contained ________

5 Kingdoms 3 Kingdoms 2 Kingdoms 4 Kingdoms

Linnaeus classified organisms into ________

Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Monera and Protista Bacteria and Non-bacteria Plantae and Animalia

Which among the following is a major disadvantage of the Linnaeus and Aristotle’s classification?

It is based on the morphological characteristics These classifications resulted in organisms that are of completely different in the same group It considered the evolutionary relationships of the organisms They managed to include almost every organism in their classification

Choose the correct pair.

Parasitic fungi – feeds on plants and animals Saprotrophic fungi – feeds on dead and decaying organic matter Symbiotic fungi – mycorrhiza All of the above are true

Which of the following is used in biochemical and genetic work?

Claviceps Aspergillus Neurospora Mucor

Which of the following is not a viral disease?

AIDS Herpes Tuberculosis Smallpox

Choose the correct match.

Photosynthetic autotrophs – Nutrient recycling Chemosynthetic autotrophs – Nitrogen fixation Heterotrophic bacteria – Production of antibiotics Mycoplasma – Production of curd

Five kingdom classification was proposed by

Linnaeus Whittaker Lamark Aristotle

The Term ‘Superparasite’ is; meant for

Mycoplasma Animal parasites Viruses A parasite living on another parasite

The biologist, who created the kingdom protista for the unicel-lular animals and plants, is

Haeckel Pasteur Koch Lister

Organism having characters of both animals and plants is

Bacterium Paramoecium Mycoplasma Euglena

Name the archaebacteria present in the guts of ruminant animals

Methanogens Anabaena Nostoc Paramoecium

If a scientist has to names a similar species he should study the





Which of the following processes are involved in the reproduction of protista?

Cell fusion and zygote formation

Spore formation and fragmentation

Budding and spore formation

Binary fission and fragmentation

In prokaryotes, the genetic material is

Circular DNA without histones

Linear DNA without histones

Circular DNA with histones

Linear DNA with histones

Bacteria is a group of prokaryotic organisms which is characterised by

All of them

Simple structure and complex behaviour

70 S ribosomes

Peptidoglycan cell wall

Nuclear dimorphism is shown by





Most common type of genetic material present in bacteriophages is




DNA and mRNA

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Title: Biological Classification: Process of Grouping Living Organisms
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