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Amazing Animals: Dinosaur Quiz
by Staff
About 60 million years ago, something happened to wipe dinosaurs off the face of the Earth. These creatures dominated the landscape far longer than humans have been around, but many mysteries remain about their appearance, physiology and eventual extinction. So which of today's animals evolved from dinosaurs?

Which of the following is directly related to dinosaurs?

  • Labrador retriever
  • flamingo
  • giraffe

In what era did dinosaurs live?

  • Mesozoic
  • Paleozoic
  • Cenozoic

Which of the following is not a common dinosaur trait?

  • walking with an upright gait
  • using fins instead of limbs
  • living on land

Which features of a dinosaur fossil indicate that it had feathers?

  • pinholes
  • small bumps
  • feather imprints

Which type of medical technology do some researchers use to examine the interiors of dinosaur fossils?

  • CAT scan
  • MRI
  • X-ray

What is the K-T boundary?

  • The geographical line of Pangea that denoted dinosaur habitats.
  • The point in time when dinosaurs became extinct.
  • The geographical point that paleontologists use to map where dinosaur fossils are found.

What is one predominant question scientists have not entirely agreed upon about dinosaurs?

  • Did dinosaurs lay eggs?
  • When exactly did dinosaurs become extinct?
  • Were dinosaurs cold- or warm-blooded?

Which group of dinosaurs evolved into birds?

  • pterosaurs
  • sauropods
  • theropods

Which factor likely had the greatest influence on the extinction of dinosaurs?

  • pollen from flowering plants
  • asteroid impact
  • mammals eating dinosaur eggs

Which of the following prehistoric animals technically was not a dinosaur?

  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • pterodactyl
  • stegosaurus