Formative Practice 8.1 (Form 5 Biology Textbook Exercise and Answer)

Question 1:
State two characteristics of organisms from the kingdom Fungi.

Does not contain chlorophyll; cell wall made from chitin; produces spores; fungi cells arranged into a network of threads called hyphae. (Any two characteristics)

Question 2:
How is an organism classified based on the taxonomy hierarchy?

Organisms in a domain can be divided into kingdoms which can in turn be divided into phylums. Phylums can be further divided into classes, classes into orders, orders into families and families into genus and finally genuses into species. A species is the smallest group of organisms in the classification system.

Question 3:
Who introduced the binomial nomenclature system?

The binomial nomenclature system is introduced by Carolus Linnaeus.

Question 4:
How is an organism named based on the binomial nomenclature system?

In the binomial nomenclature system, each organism is given a name made from two parts. The first part is the name of the genus and the second is the name of the species.

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