Porifera and Cnidaria Unit Test | Printable and Digital Distance Learning

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This unit exam covers the topics found in the "Phylum Porifera and Phylum Cnidaria" chapter of a traditional high school biology textbook. This editable document has 100 questions: There are 46 fill in the blank questions, 39 multiple choice questions, 12 Matching questions, and 3 short answer questions. Choose to use the traditional printable version, or the paperless, digital Google Apps version.

This resource includes:

  • Editable and Printable 6-Page Student Unit Test
  • Paperless Digital Version (not editable) for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and/or Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Teacher Answer Key
  • User Guide for Google Apps

What is Included?

  • Editable and Printable Student Test Handouts: In this 6-page test, space has been left for students to record their answers on the test papers.
  • Editable and Printable Paper Saving Test: In this version of the test, students will record their answers on their own notebook paper. You can use the same test papers in multiple classes, then file them away for next year.
  • Please note that the questions are the same in both versions.
  • Complete Teacher Answer Key

This test was written to accompany my “Phylum Porifera and Phylum Cnidaria” PowerPoint and notes set, but can be successfully used with any textbook or unit. Click here to view my Porifera and Cnidaria PowerPoint.

Topics covered are:

  • What is a Sponge? Definitions of Porifera, invertebrate, and sessile; embryonic development of sponges; reasons why sponges are classified as animals.
  • The Body Plan of Poriferans: Asymmetry, germ layers, mesoglea, central cavity.
  • External View of Sponge: Students will label the external structures of a sponge, including the osculum, spicules, buds, ostia, and base. Definitions and functions of all structures are included.
  • Internal View of Sponge: Students will label a drawing that includes the osculum, ostia, central cavity, choanocytes, bud, epidermal cells, pore cells, mesoglea, and amebocytes. Definitions and functions of all structures are included.
  • Feeding and Digestion in Poriferans
  • Respiration, Circulation, and Excretion in Poriferans
  • Asexual Reproduction: Definitions and explanations of budding, gemmules, and regeneration; advantages and disadvantages of asexual reproduction.
  • Sexual Reproduction in Poriferans: Explanation of the process, as well as the advantages of sexual reproduction; hermaphroditism.
  • Introduction to Cnidarians: List of animals belonging to Phylum Cnidaria, germ layers of cnidarians, reasons why cnidarians are more advanced than poriferans, radial symmetry, cnidocytes.
  • The Cnidarian Body Plan: Comparison of medusa and polyp body plans, gastrodermis and gastrovascular cavity.
  • Feeding and Defense in Cnidarian: Cnidocytes and nematocysts, method of food-getting.
  • Cnidarian Nervous System: The nerve net.
  • Cnidarian Respiration, Circulation, and Excretion
  • Classification of Cnidarians: Includes 4 classes of cnidarians – Hydrozoa, Cubozoa, Scyphozoa, and Anthozoa.
  • Class Hydrozoa: Includes details of the freshwater hydra and the Portuguese man-of-war. Students will label a drawing of the hydra that includes tentacles, mouth, epidermis, gastrodermis, mesoglea, bud, base, gastrovascular cavity, testes, sperm, ovary, and egg. Asexual and sexual reproduction of hydra is discussed.
  • Class Cubozoa: The box jellies.
  • Class Scyphozoa: Students will label a drawing of a jellyfish that includes epidermis, mesoglea, gastrodermis, gastrovascular cavity, mouth, tentacles, and gonads. Students will complete questions on the life cycle of the jellyfish.
  • Class Anthozoa: Includes details on sea anemones, the mutualistic relationship between anemones and clownfish, details about corals, and the mutualistic relationship between corals and the algae that live within them.
  • Ecology of the Corals: Reasons why corals are important to marine ecosystems, the impact of human activities on coral reefs, and coral bleaching.
  • Phylum Ctenophora: Comb jellies, colloblast, movement by cilia.

Complete Teacher Answer Key is included.

You will download a test that is ready to be copied and passed out to your students. You will receive both an editable Word document as well as a pdf of the test.

Related resources include:

Phylum Porifera and Phylum Cnidaria PowerPoint and Notes

Sponges and Cnidarians Lab

Phylum Porifera Task Cards

Phylum Cnidaria Task Cards

Phylum Porifera Jeopardy-Style Review Games - Set of 2 Games

Phylum Cnidaria Jeopardy-Style Review Games - Set of 2 Games

Porifera and Cnidaria Homework Assignments and Study Guides

Porifera, Cnidaria and Ctenophora Warm Ups and Interactive Notebook Pages

Phylum Porifera Quiz

Phylum Porifera Crossword Puzzle

Phylum Cnidaria Quiz

Phylum Cnidaria Crossword Puzzle

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