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Gcse biology classification exam questions

gcse biology classification exam questions

The first rank in the classification system is called a kingdom. There are five kingdoms, based upon what an organism's cells are like:

  • animals (all multicellular animals)
  • plants (all green plants)
  • fungi (moulds, mushrooms, yeast)
  • prokaryotes (bacteria, blue-green algae)
  • protoctists (Amoeba, Paramecium).

There are several further ranks before we reach a particular species. In order, these are:

  • kingdom
  • phylum
  • class
  • order
  • family
  • genus
  • species

This video shows the classification hierarchy

Difficulties with Classification

It can be difficult to classify a species e.g. we are Homo Sapiens

rank classification notes
kingdom animals
phylum chordates animals with backbones
class mammals animals that are warm-blooded, have lungs and body hair, produce milk and give birth to live young
order primates ape-like animals
family hominids human-like animals
genus homo humans
species sapiens modern humans

It can also be difficult to classify a certain organism. For example, the single-celled organism called Euglena has some confusing characteristics. It has:

  • chloroplasts, like a plant
  • no cell wall, like an animal
  • a flagellum to swim with, like some bacteria

A fifth kingdom, called the protoctists, was made for organisms like Euglena.


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    If you’re a final year UG have questions about your potential degree classification, check out paragraphs 28-33 of

  2. Locokopurupif

    Ape is a confusing classification as it doesn"t really have a scientific definition. We"re primates, though.

  3. Gexigiyovihoxo

    As long as he testifies publicly first, it"s a good idea. Public questions answers will be a lot more constrained by classification issues

  4. Febefijifej

    Raises some interesting questions about whether the classification system should be a product of legislation rather than EO.

  5. Benohohohi

    Might help in understanding purpose of classification since u keep asking questions

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  7. Bowerebe

    Have Comey testify in Private where he MUST answer questions and cannot plead public classification like he wants.

  8. Vapuyehija

    Just classification questions: body extremities, what it eats, where it lives, how it reproduces, predator/pet, taller than

  9. Lerokucadeko

    Really great paper on LSTM parsing and CNN classification to answer questions.

  10. Rizuregeduheb

    And yet there are multiple investigations and many questions that can not be answered due to classification. Obvious troll.

  11. Korojok

    Customer questions about 3: Market eligibility classification of household customers, to help. Via

  12. Fowowem

    Clarification of the Stripped classification in questions 29 and 31:

  13. Bumomabo

    Exactly! And he needs to answer the questions in oversight instead of b"s he says abt unable to answer due to classification! He has b4

  14. Yegowurih

    Creating our own classification keys

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