Free Printable Trivia Questions and Answers, Trivia Games and Other Resources for the Trivia Buff




Dinosaurs And Paleontology Trivia Quiz

Science Trivia Questions and Answers - Printable Trivia

Position your cursor over the question mark found beside each question for the answer.

Terrible Lizard - Although the word dinosaur means 'terrible lizard', dinosaurs were not lizards.The word dinosaur means?

       a. Terrible Lizard
       b. Lizard Monster
       c. Big Beast
       d. Extinct Lizard

Their diet consisted of vegetation - Triceratops literally means 'three horned face'.Which is true of the triceratops?

       a. They lived about 10 million years ago
       b. Their diet consisted of vegetation
       c. They were fast runners
       d. They were about 10 feet long

Elephant - Woolly mammoths were not much larger than present-day African elephants.First found near the Lena River in Siberia in 1806, by botanist Mikhail Adams, the wooly mammoth, aka Mammuthus primigenius, turned out to be an extinct species in what family?

       a. Rhinoceros
       b. Elephant
       c. Hippopotamus
       d. Tiger

Lizard-hipped vs bird-hipped - In 1888, Harry Seeley classified dinosaurs based on their hip structure into two orders named saurischia and ornithischia.There are two orders of dinosaurs - Saurischia and Ornithischia. What's the difference between them?

       a. Lizard-hipped vs bird-hipped
       b. Horse-footed vs cat-footed
       c. Insect-jawed vs fish-jawed
       d. Backboned vs non-backboned

Barosaurus - Some Barosaurus adults measured more than 85 feet in length and weighed more than 22 tons.Which of the following dinosaurs would have been the largest?

       a. Stegosaurus
       b. Barosaurus
       c. Citipati
       d. Scelidosaurus

Mesozoic Era - The Mesozoic era began in the wake of the Permian-Triassic event, the largest known mass extinction in Earth's history.Birds, mammals and flowering plants first appeared approximately 240 million to 65 million years ago, in what "Age of Reptiles"?

       a. Mesozoic Era
       b. Cenozoic Era
       c. Paleozoic Era
       d. Protozoic Era

Bird - The Archaeopteryx lived around 150 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. Found fossilized in the rocks of the Jurassic age, Archaeopteryx is one of the oldest known examples of what animal?

       a. Arachnid
       b. Bird
       c. Fish
       d. Mammal

Griffin - Herodotus was a Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC.Herodotus may have been describing fossilized dinosaur skeletons when he wrote about what mythical eagle-lion hybrid?

       a. Basilisk
       b. Chimera
       c. Griffin
       d. Sphinx

Were they cold or warm-blooded? - Ectothermic animals derive their source of body heat from the environment.In paleontology, the debate whether dinosaurs were endothermic or ectothermic is really a debate over what?

       a. How did they become extinct?
       b. Were they cold or warm-blooded?
       c. Were they related to birds?
       d. How did they get along with the Flintstones?

Oviraptor - The Oviraptor was first discovered by paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1924.Although its name literally means "egg thief," what dinosaur hatched the first eggs ever discovered by human beings, in Mongolia in 1923?

       a. Triceratops
       b. Oviraptor
       c. Megalodon
       d. Tyrannosaurus rex

Swimming - Ichthyosaurs were large marine reptiles that resembled dolphins.How would the different species of Ichthyosauria have gotten around?

       a. Swimming
       b. On two feet
       c. Flying
       d. On four feet

Counting tree rings - In many types of wood, dendrochronology can date the time at which tree rings were formed to an exact calendar year.If you use dendrochronology to date something, what are you doing?

       a. Sketching water erosion in rocks
       b. Counting tree rings
       c. Measuring carbon radiation
       d. Studying teeth

Plants - Due to its size, the stegosaurus would have to eat lots of vegetation to meet its daily requirements.What did the stegosaurus' diet consist of?

       a. Plants
       b. Animals
       c. Plants and Animals
       d. Unknown

Printable Trivia Questions
Click Here To Print This Quiz




Share this site with others

Y! MyWeb



Free trivia games



  Site Contents

Trivia Home
Trivia Questions Index
Daily Trivia Challenge
Daily Trivia Contest
Movie Quiz Challenge
TriviaChamp Blog
Id In Three Trivia
Topic Sleuth Trivia
Wordsearch Games
Fun Online Pranks
Christmas Fun Pages
Halloween Fun Pages
Thanksgiving Fun Pages
Pub Quiz Sheets
Video Trivia Games
Weird Trivia Facts
Add a Trivia Game
Leave Feedback
Privacy Policy
Site Map

  Trivia Categories

General Trivia
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E129
2018 TV Shows Quiz
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E128
Pop Culture Trivia Questions E90
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E127
More ...
Movie Trivia
Dogs In The Movies Quiz
2018 Movie Actor Matchup Quiz
2018 Movie Trivia Questions
Movie Trivia Questions E49
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E11
More ...
TV Shows Trivia
2017 TV Shows Quiz
The Simpsons Trivia Quiz
TV Show Trivia Questions E18
SNL Characters Trivia Quiz
British Sitcoms Trivia Quiz
More ...
Music Trivia
2018 Song Artist Matchup Quiz
2018 Pop Music Quiz II
2018 Pop Music Quiz
1950s Music Trivia Quiz III
1970s One Hit Wonders Matchup Quiz
More ...
History Trivia
History Trivia Questions E37
What Happened First Trivia Quiz E4
Kids History Trivia Questions
World War I Trivia Questions E2
What Happened First Trivia Quiz III
More ...
Geography Trivia
Capitals Of Europe Quiz
Geography Trivia Questions E30
Geography Trivia Questions E29
State Motto Matchup Quiz
British Cities Trivia Quiz III
More ...
Science Trivia
Science Trivia Questions E32
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E5
Science Trivia Questions E31
Science Trivia Questions E30
Science Trivia Questions E29
More ...
Sports Trivia
2018 Sports Trivia Questions
Sports And Games Trivia Quiz II
2017 Sports Trivia Questions
Sports Trivia Questions E30
Baseball Trivia Questions E6
More ...
Kids Trivia
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E11
Kids Trivia Questions E32
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E9
Kids Fun And Games Trivia Quiz III
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E7
More ...
Language Trivia
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz II
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz
Languages Trivia Quiz
Language And Wordplay Quiz
Words And Wordplay Trivia Quiz
More ...
Literature Trivia
British Literature Trivia Quiz
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E15
Literature Trivia Questions E9
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E14
William Shakespeare Trivia Quiz II
More ...
Animal Trivia
Dogs In The Movies Quiz
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E5
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz E4
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz III
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz II
More ...
Misc. Trivia
Halloween Trivia Questions II
Food And Drink Trivia Quiz E19
Christmas Carols Quiz II
Christmas Trivia Quiz Questions E7
Zombies Trivia Quiz
More ...