Quiz On Dinosaurs

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Quiz On Dinosaurs

The Diplodocus is a well known dinosaur that has been popular in various documentaries, cartoons and movies. It has a classic dinosaur shape and scientists. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Troodon

    • B. 

      Stegosaurus

    • C. 

      Allosaurus

    • D. 

      T-Rex

  • 2. 
    Which of these dinosaurs, because it had the biggest brain, was the smartest?
    • A. 

      T-Rex

    • B. 

      Stegosaurus

    • C. 

      Triceratops

    • D. 

      Pterodactyl

  • 3. 
    Which dinosaur species' name means "tyrant lizard" in Latin.
    • A. 

      Tyrannosaurus Rex

    • B. 

      Brontosaurus

    • C. 

      Velociraptor

    • D. 

      Tricerotops

  • 4. 
    In which year did Rev. William Buckland name the first discovered dinosaur?
    • A. 

      1836

    • B. 

      1824

    • C. 

      1802

    • D. 

      1819

  • 5. 
    Which dinosaur had the greatest known length at 39-52 meters?
    • A. 

      Plesiosaur

    • B. 

      Brachiosaurus

    • C. 

      Seismosaurus

    • D. 

      Brontosaurus

  • 6. 
    In what period of Earth's history did the formidable Spinosaurus exist?
    • A. 

      Early Cretaceous

    • B. 

      Late Cretaceous

    • C. 

      Early Jurassic

    • D. 

      Late Triassic

  • 7. 
    The sail-backed Dimetrodon existed during which prehistoric period?
    • A. 

      Permian

    • B. 

      Cretaceous

    • C. 

      Jurassic

    • D. 

      Triassic

  • 8. 
    What is the biggest known predatory marine creature in the history of Earth?
    • A. 

      Orca/Killer Whale

    • B. 

      Great White Shark

    • C. 

      Plesiosaur

    • D. 

      Megalodon

  • 9. 
    The extinct Megalonyx of the Pliocene Epoch was a giant what?
    • A. 

      Bear

    • B. 

      Cat

    • C. 

      Sloth

    • D. 

      Horse

  • 10. 
    Hatzegopteryx is the largest known vertebrate ever to live that could do what?
    • A. 

      Fly

    • B. 

      Float

    • C. 

      Jump

    • D. 

      Swim

  • 11. 
    What is the name given to the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen ever found?
    • A. 

      Hillary

    • B. 

      Diana

    • C. 

      Dolly

    • D. 

      Sue

  • 12. 
    What unique characteristics are hadrosaurids known for?
    • A. 

      Tail spikes

    • B. 

      Armor plates

    • C. 

      Short frontal limbs

    • D. 

      Duck-bill

  • 13. 
    Which dinosaur has a name that literally means, "fused lizards"?
    • A. 

      Ankylosaur

    • B. 

      Triceratops

    • C. 

      Iguanodon

    • D. 

      Stegosaur

  • 14. 
    What prehistoric fish that was believed to be extinct was rediscovered in 1938 off the coast of South Africa ?
    • A. 

      Ostracoderm

    • B. 

      Coelacanth

    • C. 

      Lamprey

    • D. 

      Dunkleosteus

  • 15. 
    Which dinosaur has a name that literally means, "First Horned Face"?
    • A. 

      Protoceratops

    • B. 

      Brontotherium

    • C. 

      Cephalosaurus

    • D. 

      Diplodocus

  • 16. 
    Which dinosaur had three strongly curved claws, which were similar in construction and flexibility to the wing bones of modern birds?
    • A. 

      Ichtyosaurus

    • B. 

      Eryops

    • C. 

      Camarasaurus

    • D. 

      Velociraptor

  • 17. 
    Which is considered to be an early form of amphibians that were found primarily in the Lower Permian Age?
    • A. 

      Eryops

    • B. 

      Chirostenotes

    • C. 

      Massospondylus

    • D. 

      Gallimimus

  • 18. 
    What genus of medium-sized theropod dinosaur was discovered in Argentina?
    • A. 

      Brachiosaurus

    • B. 

      Austroraptor

    • C. 

      Aucasaurus

    • D. 

      Avaceratops

  • 19. 
    What does a "piscivorous" dinosaur eat?
    • A. 

      Carrion

    • B. 

      Fish

    • C. 

      Plants

    • D. 

      Other dinosaurs

  • 20. 
    What rooster-sized dinosaur had a very elongated head with many small teeth?
    • A. 

      Archaeopteryx

    • B. 

      Hipparion

    • C. 

      Kronosaurus

    • D. 

      Buitreraptor

  • 21. 
    What Latin phrase describes a fossil with no unique diagnostic features?
    • A. 

      Nomen dubium

    • B. 

      Nomen nudum

    • C. 

      Nomen oblitum

    • D. 

      Junior synonym