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Study Guide for Animals and Taxonomy Test on May 9th and 10th

Study Guide for Animals and Taxonomy Test on May 9th and 10th

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Study Guide for Animals and Taxonomy test on May 9
th
and 10
th
 
First, as always, you should review all old bell quizzes and make corrections. Theseare probably the best tool you have to study with.
**I will likely alter this a little at the end of the week, but this shouldget you started.**
ABOUT TAXONOMY AND THE SIX KINGDOMS
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What is taxonomy?
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Why did scientists see the need for taxonomy?
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What two major things does taxonomy seek to do?
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What is a scientific name? Common name?
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What is binomial nomenclature? How is it written?
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Know the taxonomic breakdown of Kingdom, Phylum, Class, etc. Which one is themost specific group? Least specific?
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What are the six kingdoms of Life?
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What is a heterotroph? Autotroph?
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Know how each of the Kingdoms are different, AND what they are. IE, what isarchaebacteria? Where would you likely find archaebacteria? Are these organismsmulticellular? Are they prokaryotic? Heterotrophs? Be able to do that for all sixkingdoms!
Specific Information you should know about Animals:
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What is an animal? How do you define an animal?
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What do the terms cephalization, dorsal, ventral, anterior, posterior and segmentationmean?
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Explain what is meant by the term filter feeder? A parasite?
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What does a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore eat?
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What is an adaptation? Give some examples of an adaptations based on obtainingfood? Based on avoiding predators? Based on hiding to surprise prey?
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What is meant by the terms asymmetrical, radial, bilateral? What is the trend in thischaracteristic as you follow it through the animal kingdom?
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What are hermaphrodites? Why is this condition advantageous over other conditions?
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What does it mean to be sessile? What group has a sessile life stage, and then amobile stage? What are these two stages called?

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