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The word dinosaur means?
a. Terrible Lizard
b. Lizard Monster
c. Big Beast
d. Extinct Lizard
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
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
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
Which of the following dinosaurs would have been the largest?
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
Found fossilized in the rocks of the Jurassic age, Archaeopteryx is
one of the oldest known examples of what animal?
Herodotus may have been describing fossilized dinosaur skeletons
when he wrote about what mythical eagle-lion hybrid?
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?
Although its name literally means "egg thief," what dinosaur
hatched the first eggs ever discovered by human beings, in Mongolia in 1923?
d. Tyrannosaurus rex
How would the different species of Ichthyosauria have gotten
b. On two feet
d. On four feet
If you use dendrochronology to date something, what are you
a. Sketching water erosion in rocks
b. Counting tree rings
c. Measuring carbon radiation
d. Studying teeth
What did the stegosaurus' diet consist of?
c. Plants and Animals
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