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Pakistan

International

School,

English

Section
Subject: Biology
chapter
1: Classification MCQ
Grade: 8
Worksheet 1 Characteristics and naming of
living organisms
Name: ______________________________
Section:
______
Choose the correct option:
1)

2)

3)

Which process involves the release of energy from food substances in all living cells?
A

breathing

nutrition

respiration

transpiration

The picture shows an animal. What is the name of this animal according to the binomial system?

Catus

Felis leo

Male African lion

Top African jungle carnivore

What do all living things release during respiration?

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4)

5)

What are characteristics of all organisms?


A

egestion and excretion

egestion and nutrition

excretion and nutrition

excretion and photosynthesis

The table shows the classification of four vertebrate animals. Which two organisms are most
closely related?

A
6)

1 and 2

1 and 3

2 and 3

2 and 4

The diagram shows some organisms living in water. Which process is carried out by all the living
organisms shown?

photosynthesis

pollination
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7)

8)

9)

10)

11)

12)

respiration

transpiration

Which characteristic is shown by all living things?


A

breathing

growing

sleeping

walking

Which process removes the waste products of metabolism from the body?
A

excretion

nutrition

reproduction

respiration

According to the binomial system, how should a human be named?


A

Homo Sapiens

Homo sapiens

homo Sapiens

homo sapiens

Which process produces heat to maintain a persons body temperature?


A

excretion

nutrition

reproduction

respiration

Which shows an organism that has been named using the binomial system?
A

Bacterium

Flowering plant

HIV

Homo sapiens

What is defined as the chemical reactions that break down food molecules in cells to release
energy?
A

excretion

movement
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13)

14)

15)

16)

nutrition

respiration

Which characteristic of living organisms can involve ingestion, absorption and assimilation?
A

excretion

growth

nutrition

respiration

Which system is used for naming species?


A

binomial

conservation

dichotomous

natural selection

Which characteristic is shown when a person smells a gas in the air?


A

excretion

movement

respiration

sensitivity

Which characteristic of living organisms is described by the following definition?


The ability to detect changes in the environment and make responses.

17)

excretion

movement

respiration

sensitivity

The diagram shows a cell with groups of bacteria around its edge. The bacteria move to areas of
high oxygen concentration. Which process in the cell causes the bacteria to form these groups?

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18)

digestion

photosynthesis

reproduction

respiration

The diagram shows an amoeba, a single-celled living organism. The movement of gases at X
indicates the occurrence of which process or processes in the cell?

19)

20)

excretion and nutrition

excretion and respiration

nutrition and respiration

respiration only

Which process provides the raw materials needed for tissue repair?
A

excretion

growth

nutrition

respiration

The diagrams show a plant at the start of an experiment, and the same plant two days later.
Which characteristic of living organisms is not demonstrated by this experiment?

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21)

excretion

growth

movement

sensitivity

The diagram shows how a plant, called a Venus fly-trap, reacts to a fly landing on it. Which
characteristics of living things are shown by the plant in the diagram?

excretion and growth

growth and sensitivity

nutrition and reproduction

nutrition and sensitivity

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