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Question 1: the structure of scientific names is copied so that all the species in a genus repeat the genus name, so for example if ________ (ebony or persimmon trees) is regarded as the "ebony genus", the species are known as red ebony, giant ebony, creeping ebony and so on.
Diospyros sandwicensisDiospyros hillebrandiiDiospyrosDiospyros texana

Question 2: A common name (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a ________.
Taxonomic rankBinomial nomenclatureFungusSpecies

Question 3: Scientific or ________ is a global system that uniquely denotes particular organisms, and helps anchor their position within the hierarchical scientific classification system.
Biological classificationAnimalFungusPlant

Question 4: This use of the same name for very different groups of organisms does also occur with scientific names: the genus Morus is used for the ________ in botany and the gannet in zoology.
Morus nigraMorus (plant)Morus albaPaper Mulberry

Question 5: In addition, scientific names in biology unambiguously denote a particular rank (level) within a classification system, so Homo sapiens has the rank of species, Homo the rank of genus, and Bellis perennis 'Aucubifolia' has the rank of ________.
CultigenGenera PlantarumCultivarBotanical name

Question 6: ________ are established under a global system and are therefore the same in any part of the world and can be used with ease in any language; they act as unique identifiers for an organism.
SpeciesFungusTaxonomic rankBinomial nomenclature

Question 7: The term "common name" is widely used in relation to organisms, but also applies in other areas such as ________.
ElectrochemistryPeriodic tableInorganic chemistryChemistry

Question 8: When applied to organisms a common name is often compared and contrasted with its ________.
Binomial nomenclatureTaxonomic rankFungusSpecies

Question 9: In English, the common name cat is used across the English-speaking ________, whereas the word "moggie", applied to the same genus, has only local use.
Western cultureTurkeyWestern worldEurope

Question 10: A common name may be applied, as a proper noun, to both a single species of ________ (e.g.


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