Science Quiz Based On Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Science Quiz: Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles or basically lizards. The name dinosaur was coined by Sir Richard Owen in 1841. It is derived from the Greek deinos which means terrible and saurian means lizard.

This article will test your knowledge about dinosaurs, their existence and extinction.

  1. When did dinosaurs rule the Earth?

a) Permian

b) Jurassic

c) Triassic

d) Cretaceous

Answer. d

Explanation: The Cretaceous is a geological period that began about 145 million years ago and ended 66 million years ago.

  1. What is the name of the dinosaur known for its three horns on its head?

a) Brachiosaurus

b) Triceratops

c) stegosaurus

d) Velociraptor

Answer. b

Explanation: The last Triceratops lived about 68 to 66 million years ago in what is now western North America.

  1. Which group of dinosaurs were known for their large size and long necks?

a) Ornithopods

b) ceratopsians

c) sauropods

d) theropods

Answer. c

Explanation: Sauropods are giants with very long necks, long tails, small heads, and four thick, pillar-like legs.

  1. What is the largest known carnivorous dinosaur that ever existed?

a) Spinosaurus

b) Tyrannosaurus rex

c) Giganotosaurus

d) Allosaurus

Answer. to

Explanation: Spinosaurus are long, heavy, tall and semi-aquatic.

  1. Feathers were a characteristic feature of which group of dinosaurs?





Answer. to

Explanation: Theropods are largely carnivorous dinosaurs that represent the 9,300 species of birds today.

  1. What dinosaur is believed to have been one of the first birds?

a) Pteranodon

b) Brachiosaurus

c) Archeopteryx

d) Velociraptor

Answer. c

Explanation: Archeopteryx is considered the first bird found 150 million years ago.

  1. What geological period marks the extinction of the dinosaurs?

a) Triassic

b) Jurassic

c) Carboniferous

d) Cretaceous

Answer. d

Explanation: Cretaceous, the geographic period has seen both the dominance and extinction of dinosaurs.

  1. Name the famous dinosaur fossil discovered in South Dakota, USA.

a) charlie

b) Sue

c) max.

d) They are

Answer. b

Explanation: Sue is the largest, most extensive and preserved dinosaur fossil.

  1. The study of dinosaur fossils is called:

a) Archeology

b) Paleontology

c) Zoology

d) Geology

Answer. b

Explanation: Paleontology is the study of ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi and even microbes.

  1. What was the name of the scientist who first coined the term “dinosaur” in 1842?

a) Alfred Russell Wallace

b) Richard Owen

c) Maria Anning

d) Charles Darwin

Answer. b

Explanation: Sir Richard Owen KCB FRMS FRS was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist.

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