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Dinosaurs & Prehistory Quiz

How well do you know the creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago? 15 Questions.

 
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1

Which herbivorous dinosaur had two rows of diamond-shaped plates running down its back leading to spikes on its tail?

  • Iguanodon
  • Triceratops
  • Stegosaurus

2

Which bipedal omnivorous dinosaur had a dome of solid bone on its head, like a crash helmet?

  • Pachycephalosaurus
  • Parasaurolophus
  • Lambeosaurus

3

From top to bottom, can you arrange these prehistoric time periods earliest to most recent?

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  • Devonian
  • Ordovician
  • Cambrian
  • Silurian

4

Sometimes classed as a bird, which bipedal carnivore had feathers covering its body and had a sickle shaped claw on each hind foot?

  • Velociraptor
  • Compsognathus
  • Allosaurus

5

Which dinosaur name is actually obsolete due to the genus having first been named 'Apatosaurus'?

  • Pterodactyl
  • Brontosaurus
  • Plesiosaurus

6

Which predator walked on four side-sprawling legs and had a spectacular sail on its back, supported by neural spines sprouting from each vertebra?

  • Ichthyosaur
  • Plateosaurus
  • Dimetrodon

7

During which geological period did dinosaurs first appear?

  • Jurassic
  • Triassic
  • Cretaceous

8

Which dinosaur whose name means 'chicken mimic' resembled an ostrich, having a small head with large eyes, a long neck, long legs and short arms?

  • Gallimimus
  • Oviraptor
  • Minmi

9

Approximately how tall was the popular 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'?

  • 4-6 metres
  • 10-12 metres
  • 25-30 metres

10

Which dinosaur had a large frill of solid bone protecting its neck, and three long, sharp horns on its face for attacking?

  • Kentrosaurus
  • Archaeopteryx
  • Triceratops

11

Approximately, how long ago did the dinosaurs (except for some birds) go extinct?

  • 1.8 million years
  • 65 million years
  • 208 million years

12

Which sauropod is the longest dinosaur known from a complete skeleton, having an enormous neck and whip-like tail?

  • Brachiosaurus
  • Diplodocus
  • Mamenchisaurus

13

The Megalodon was the biggest of which of these that ever lived, reaching a possible length of 20 metres?

  • Land mammal
  • Insect
  • Shark

14

What name is given to the event of mass extinction that wiped out many plants and animals including the dinosaurs?

  • Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event
  • Jurassic-Cretaceous extinction event
  • Tertiary-Quaternary extinction event

15

Can you match these dinosaurs with their names literal translations?

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Left

  • Brachiosaurus
  • Stegosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Allosaurus

Right

  • Different lizard
  • Tyrant lizard king
  • Roof lizard
  • Arm lizard

 

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