Which Was The Smartest Dinosaur?

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Which Was The Smartest Dinosaur? - Quiz

Dinosaurs roamed earth well before the time of humans, ruling the globe for millions of years before they were largely wiped out. Learn more


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Diplodocus was the largest animal ever on Earth, but what part of it was really tiny?

    • A.

      Its Eyeballs

    • B.

      Its Brain

    • C.

      Its Toes

    • D.

      Its Tail

    Correct Answer
    B. Its Brain
    Explanation
    The Diplodocus, being the largest animal ever on Earth, had a relatively small brain. Despite its massive size, its brain was proportionally tiny compared to its body. This suggests that the Diplodocus may not have been as intelligent or complex as other animals of its size.

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  • 2. 

    What dinosaur had feet and legs and a trunk like an elephant?

    • A.

      Brontosaurus

    • B.

      Triceratops

    • C.

      Pterodactyl

    • D.

      Diplodocus

    Correct Answer
    D. Diplodocus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Diplodocus because it is a dinosaur that had feet and legs similar to an elephant, and it also had a long neck and tail. The Brontosaurus, Triceratops, and Pterodactyl did not have a trunk like an elephant.

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  • 3. 

    The vegetarian Brachiosaurus had a really long neck that helped him eat what?

    • A.

      Worms

    • B.

      Leaves Of The Trees

    • C.

      Lizards

    • D.

      Insects

    Correct Answer
    B. Leaves Of The Trees
    Explanation
    The vegetarian Brachiosaurus had a really long neck that helped it eat leaves of the trees. The long neck allowed the Brachiosaurus to reach high branches and foliage that other dinosaurs could not access. This adaptation allowed it to have a diverse diet and obtain sustenance from the leaves of tall trees.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these dinosaurs had front legs that were much longer than its back legs?

    • A.

      Brachiosaurus

    • B.

      Triceratops

    • C.

      Velociraptor

    • D.

      Pterodactyl

    Correct Answer
    A. Brachiosaurus
    Explanation
    Brachiosaurus had front legs that were much longer than its back legs. This can be observed in the fossil record and is a characteristic feature of this dinosaur. The longer front legs would have allowed Brachiosaurus to reach high vegetation for feeding, while its shorter back legs provided stability and support.

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  • 5. 

    Where in the United States did a fossil hunter find a nearly complete T-Rex Skeleton?

    • A.

      South Dakota

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. South Dakota
    Explanation
    A fossil hunter found a nearly complete T-Rex skeleton in South Dakota. This suggests that South Dakota is a location where T-Rex fossils can be found. The other options, Canada, England, and France, are not known for having significant T-Rex fossil discoveries.

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  • 6. 

    What short name do we use for Tyrannosaurus Rex?

    • A.

      Buddy

    • B.

      T-Rex

    • C.

      Junior

    • D.

      Rexie

    Correct Answer
    B. T-Rex
    Explanation
    The correct answer is T-Rex because it is the commonly used abbreviation for Tyrannosaurus Rex. T-Rex is a well-known and recognized term in popular culture and scientific literature when referring to this particular dinosaur species.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these dinosaurs had the most powerful bite?

    • A.

      Wooly Mammoth

    • B.

      Tyrannosaurus Rex

    • C.

      Brachiosaurus

    • D.

      Pterodactyl

    Correct Answer
    B. Tyrannosaurus Rex
    Explanation
    The Tyrannosaurus Rex had the most powerful bite among these dinosaurs. This is because the T-Rex had a large head with strong jaw muscles and sharp, serrated teeth that were designed for crushing bones and tearing flesh. Its bite force is estimated to be one of the strongest in history, allowing it to easily overpower and consume its prey. The other options, such as the Wooly Mammoth, Brachiosaurus, and Pterodactyl, were not known for having particularly powerful bites.

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  • 8. 

    What did some dinosaurs have on their skin?

    • A.

      Warts

    • B.

      Feathers

    • C.

      Stripes

    • D.

      Scales

    Correct Answer
    D. Scales
    Explanation
    Some dinosaurs had scales on their skin. Scales are a common feature found in reptiles, and since dinosaurs are classified as reptiles, it is believed that many of them had scales as well. Scales provide protection and help regulate body temperature. While some dinosaurs, such as birds, had feathers, the majority of dinosaurs are thought to have had scales covering their skin.

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  • 9. 

    How long did the average T-Rex live?

    • A.

      30 Years

    • B.

      2 Years

    • C.

      1 Year

    • D.

      200 Years

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 Years
    Explanation
    The average T-Rex lived for approximately 30 years. This can be inferred from fossil records and scientific studies conducted on T-Rex skeletons. By analyzing growth rings in their bones, scientists have estimated their lifespan to be around three decades. This suggests that T-Rexes had a relatively long life compared to other dinosaur species.

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  • 10. 

    What did the carnivorous T-Rex eat?

    • A.

      Carrots

    • B.

      Plants

    • C.

      Leaves

    • D.

      Other Animals

    Correct Answer
    D. Other Animals
    Explanation
    The carnivorous T-Rex ate other animals because it was a predator and had sharp teeth and strong jaws that were adapted for tearing flesh. Its large size and powerful legs also suggest that it was a hunter capable of chasing down and capturing its prey.

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  • 11. 

    What dinosaur had a big bony sail that ran the length of its back?

    • A.

      Triceratops

    • B.

      Velociraptor

    • C.

      Spinosaurus

    • D.

      Pterodactyl

    Correct Answer
    C. Spinosaurus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus is known for having a big bony sail that ran the length of its back. This sail was made up of elongated spines that protruded from the vertebrae. It is believed that this sail may have served multiple purposes, including thermoregulation and display. The sail could have helped regulate the dinosaur's body temperature by absorbing or dissipating heat, and it may have also been used for communication or courtship displays.

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  • 12. 

    Where did the fish-like Ichthyosaurus live?

    • A.

      In A Tree

    • B.

      In The Sea

    • C.

      In A Cave

    • D.

      In The Desert

    Correct Answer
    B. In The Sea
    Explanation
    The fish-like Ichthyosaurus lived in the sea. This can be inferred from its name, as "ichthyo" means fish in Greek, and "saurus" means lizard. Additionally, the physical characteristics of the Ichthyosaurus, such as its streamlined body and fins, suggest that it was adapted for life in the water. The fossil record also supports this, as the remains of Ichthyosaurus have been found in marine sediments. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the Ichthyosaurus lived in the sea.

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  • 13. 

    What animal today most resembles the fish-like Ichthyosaurus?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Tiger

    • C.

      Dolphin

    • D.

      Camel

    Correct Answer
    C. Dolphin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dolphin because the Ichthyosaurus was a prehistoric marine reptile that resembled a fish. Dolphins are modern-day marine mammals that have a streamlined body shape and are known for their swimming abilities. They have evolved to live in water and share similar characteristics with the Ichthyosaurus, such as a streamlined body and fins for propulsion in the water.

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  • 14. 

    On what continent was Giganotosaurus first discovered?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    D. South America
    Explanation
    Giganotosaurus was first discovered in South America. This is because Giganotosaurus is a dinosaur species that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and South America was part of the supercontinent called Gondwana during that time. Fossils of Giganotosaurus have been found in Argentina, specifically in the Patagonia region. These fossils provide evidence of the dinosaur's existence and help scientists understand its characteristics and behavior. Therefore, South America is the correct answer as it is the continent where the first Giganotosaurus fossils were discovered.

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  • 15. 

    What does a Stegosaurus have along the full length of its back and tail?

    • A.

      Spiked Bones

    • B.

      Curly Fur

    • C.

      Feathers

    • D.

      Fleas

    Correct Answer
    A. Spiked Bones
    Explanation
    A Stegosaurus has spiked bones along the full length of its back and tail. These spikes, known as plates or osteoderms, were bony protrusions that acted as a form of defense against predators. They were not sharp or used for attacking, but rather served as a deterrent to potential threats. The arrangement of these plates also helped regulate the dinosaur's body temperature by absorbing or releasing heat.

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