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Taxonomy: Quiz


Question 1: This method has been largely superseded by cladistic analyses today; it is liable to being misled by ________ traits.
CladisticsComputational phylogeneticsCladePhylogenetics

Question 2: The proprietary taxonomies are often used in the ________ industry to group similar investment vehicles and to construct sectorial stock market indices.
Financial servicesInvestment bankingCitigroupBank

Question 3: [8] Clausewitz' conceptual "blink" represents a tentative ________ which organizes a set of concepts within a domain.

Question 4: Recently, it has been shown that a manually-constructed taxonomy, such as that of computational lexicons like ________, can be used to improve and restructure the Wikipedia category taxonomy[3].
WordNetDictionarySynonymControlled vocabulary

Question 5: ________ is a taxonomy used in creation science which in classifying form taxa resembles folk taxonomies.
Young Earth creationismBaraminologyCreationismCreation–evolution controversy

Question 6: ________ (sometimes known as "Linnaean taxonomy") is still generally the best known form of taxonomy.
Biological classificationAnimalFungusPlant

Question 7: This view is often based on the epistemology of ________.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelRené DescartesImmanuel KantDavid Hume

Question 8: In numerical taxonomy, numerical phenetics or taximetrics, the taxonomy is exclusively based on ________ and neighbor joining to best-fit numerical equations that characterize measurable traits of a number of organisms.
Cluster analysisBioinformaticsBiologyHierarchical clustering

Question 9: It is held by cladists that taxa (if recognized) must always correspond to ________, united by apomorphies (derived traits) which are discovered by a cladistic analysis.
CladeComputational phylogeneticsPhylogeneticsGhost lineage

Question 10: Other taxonomies, such as those analyzed by ________ and Lévi-Strauss, are sometimes called folk taxonomies to distinguish them from scientific taxonomies that focus on evolutionary relationships rather than similarity in habitus and habits.
Anthony GiddensSociologyPositivismÉmile Durkheim


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