Types Of Dinosaurs! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Types Of Dinosaurs! Trivia Facts Quiz

This trivia facts quiz is on Types of Dinosaurs! Other than trying to identify the lives that dinosaurs lived through their remains, there is a lot of things that still remain a mystery till today, and one of the stories that people can’t seem to agree on is how the legendary animals are extinct. Do you think you know about dinosaurs enough to pass this quiz? Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (Tyrannosaurus Rex) How many fingers did Tyrannosaurus have?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    (Stegosaurus) How many brains did Stegosaurus have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

  • 3. 
    (Triceratops) What does the name "Triceratops" mean in English?
    • A. 

      Three-horned face

    • B. 

      Three-horned apex

    • C. 

      Triple-spear spinner

    • D. 

      Three-sharp head

  • 4. 
    (Brontosaurus) When was it concluded that Brontosaurus was a separate dinosaur from Apatosaurus?
    • A. 

      2015

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1993

    • D. 

      2006

  • 5. 
    (Velociraptor) How large was Velociraptor in real life (ignoring Jurassic Park)?
    • A. 

      Basketball player

    • B. 

      Both of the below, depending on gender

    • C. 

      The size of a toddler

    • D. 

      The size of a turkey

  • 6. 
    (Pteranodon) Which taxonomic group below was the Pteranodon in?
    • A. 

      Glidians

    • B. 

      Sauropods

    • C. 

      Plesiosaurs

    • D. 

      Pterosaurs

  • 7. 
    (Ankylosaurus) What did Ankylosaurus eat?
    • A. 

      Wood and roots of trees

    • B. 

      Plants

    • C. 

      Fish

    • D. 

      Insects

  • 8. 
    (Parasaurolophus) Which of the following body parts did Parasaurolophus have?
    • A. 

      A tail club

    • B. 

      Confirmed extremely bright red skin

    • C. 

      A head crest

    • D. 

      Sickle-like claws

  • 9. 
    (Spinosaurus) Mark which facts below you think are true (multiple choice)
    • A. 

      It lived in North Africa

    • B. 

      Its fossils were burned in 1977 as "fossil vandalism"

    • C. 

      It fed primarily on winged reptiles like Pteranodon

    • D. 

      It had a sail/multiple spines on its back

  • 10. 
    (Brachiosaurus) What can Brachiosaurus' height be compared to?
    • A. 

      A vertical schoolbus

    • B. 

      A five-story building

    • C. 

      The Statue of Liberty

    • D. 

      The average house, roof and all

  • 11. 
    (Apatosaurus) Which of the following dinosaurs did Apatosaurus most resemble?
    • A. 

      Velociraptor

    • B. 

      Triceratops

    • C. 

      Brachiosaurus

    • D. 

      Unenlagia

  • 12. 
    (Pachycephalosaurus) What does the name "Pachycephalosaurus" mean in English?
    • A. 

      Spine-headed freak

    • B. 

      Dense-bone lizard

    • C. 

      Fast Czech lizard

    • D. 

      Thick-headed lizard

  • 13. 
    (Gallimimus) About how fast did Gallimimus run, according to scientific estimations?
    • A. 

      Like the average North American motorcycle

    • B. 

      Like an ostrich

    • C. 

      A newborn buffalo

    • D. 

      Average car in traffic

  • 14. 
    (Edmontosaurus) Which of the following countries have not had any Edmontosaurus fossils excavated from them (multiple choice)?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      New Zealand

    • C. 

      Greenland (Denmark)

    • D. 

      United States

  • 15. 
    (Pterodactylus) Pterodactylus was larger than...
    • A. 

      A can of soda

    • B. 

      A family RV

    • C. 

      A couch that can fit a whole family on top

    • D. 

      T. rex

  • 16. 
    (Diplodocus) Diplodocus had a long tail that is hypothesized to be used as a...
    • A. 

      "Crane" the same way an elephant uses its trunk to bring food to the mouth

    • B. 

      Fifth leg so the dinosaur could rear up in a bipedal position supported by the tail

    • C. 

      Whip to potentially hurt predators and scare them away with a large cracking sound

    • D. 

      Rope to strangle necks of nearby slow herbivores and carnivores to prevent circulation

  • 17. 
    (Protoceratops) Protoceratops was hunted by which (of the) dinosaur(s) below?
    • A. 

      Velociraptor

    • B. 

      Dilophosaurus

    • C. 

      Stegosaurus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    (Coelophysis) What can be said about this dinosaur?
    • A. 

      A Jurassic large predator about the size of the T. rex

    • B. 

      An aquatic shark-like reptile that fed primarily on plankton

    • C. 

      A light, Triassic carnivore about half the height of an adult

    • D. 

      A winged reptile flying before the first dinosaurs evolved

  • 19. 
    (Iguanodon) Iguanodon was a dinosaur. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    (Dimetrodon) Dimetrodon was not actually a dinosaur, but many people believe it to be. What was it, then?
    • A. 

      A pelycosaur

    • B. 

      An jenitsodon

    • C. 

      A hadesaur

    • D. 

      An archodontian

  • 21. 
    (Dilophosaurus) Which of the following did Dilophosaurus NOT have?
    • A. 

      An enlarged scythe-like second toe 20 cm long

    • B. 

      A neck frill like that of a frilled-neck lizard

    • C. 

      Two crests on top of its head parallel to each other

    • D. 

      The ability to spit poison like a spitting cobra

  • 22. 
    (Psittacosaurus) Psittacosaurus is named that way because...
    • A. 

      It ate many plums, evidenced by the high amount of plum pits in its stomach

    • B. 

      It lived near the coastlines of an ancient ocean known as Psitta when Pangaea was still together

    • C. 

      It was named after a famous German paleontologist known as Rudolf Psittas

    • D. 

      Its skull looked like a parrot, especially the beak, but with no feathers

  • 23. 
    (Compsognathus) Compsognathus was a myth started by a man named Carl Strauss. The public soon found out that it was a myth after...
    • A. 

      It was never a myth

    • B. 

      Paleontologists reassured that no such fossils were ever discovered

    • C. 

      Carl had been interviewed by online newspapers and confessed

    • D. 

      The Mythbusters did a segment that involved research on the so-called "Compsognathus)

  • 24. 
    (Giganotosaurus) Giganotosaurus was discovered and lived in...
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Antarctica

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      Indonesia

  • 25. 
    (Saltasaurus) Why is Saltasaurus named that way?
    • A. 

      It was thought to have bone armor on its back, but that was actually fossilized salt deposits

    • B. 

      It was discovered by a paleontologist named Enrique Salta

    • C. 

      It was named after the city of Salta in Argentina

    • D. 

      The fossils were discovered with over 400 kg of salt on them

  • 26. 
    (Guanlong) What is true below of Guanlong?
    • A. 

      It was a slow-moving herbivore with a small tail club

    • B. 

      It was an Asian carnivore that lived in the Late Jurassic

    • C. 

      It was a deadly snake called a "dragon" after being discovered in 1884

    • D. 

      It was a small carnivore the size of a chicken, estimated to be able to jump a meter in height

  • 27. 
    (Suchomimus) Suchomimus ate primarily...
    • A. 

      Dragonflies

    • B. 

      Turtles

    • C. 

      Treefruit

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 28. 
    (Argentinosaurus) Argentinosaurus was...
    • A. 

      The largest dinosaur with adequate fossils to confirm

    • B. 

      The smallest herbivorous dinosaur that still fought a carnivore

    • C. 

      The largest reptile discovered in Argentina

    • D. 

      The first South American dinosaur discovered by a European scientist

  • 29. 
    (Styracosaurus) Styracosaurus was a relative of...
    • A. 

      Spinosaurus

    • B. 

      Triceratops

    • C. 

      Archaeopteryx

    • D. 

      Tyrannosaurus

  • 30. 
    (Shunosaurus) Which of the following body parts did Shunosaurus have (multiple choice)?
    • A. 

      A long neck compared to its body

    • B. 

      A tail club

    • C. 

      A small brain compared to its body size

    • D. 

      Two eyes situated on its head