Animal Kingdom Quiz

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Animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, and are able to move, can reproduce sexually, and grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the ______, during embryonic development

blastula

As of 2022, 2.16 million living animal species have been described—of which around 1.05 million are ______, over 85,000 are molluscs, and around 65,000 are vertebrates

insects

Animals range in length from 8.5 micrometres (0.00033 in) to 33.6 metres (110 ft). They have complex interactions with each other and their environments, forming intricate ______

food webs

The scientific study of animals is known as ______

zoology

Most living animal species are in Bilateria, a clade whose members have a bilaterally symmetric body plan. The Bilateria include the ______, containing animals such as nematodes, arthropods, flatworms, annelids and mollusc

protostomes

What is a taxonomy?

A practice and science of categorization or classification

What does a taxonomy organize?

Taxonomic units known as 'taxa'

What is the difference between taxonomy and meronomy?

Taxonomy categorizes things or concepts, while meronomy categorizes parts of a whole

What are some uses of a taxonomy?

Organizing and indexing knowledge such as in library classification systems

What are taxonomic units known as?

'Taxa' (singular 'taxon')

Test your knowledge of the animal kingdom with this quiz! Explore the diversity of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms, their characteristics, and the vast number of animal species on Earth. From basic biology to fascinating facts, challenge yourself with questions about animal behavior, habitats, and more.

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