Dinosaurs became extinct some 60 million years ago, but some animal species that lived side by side with them survived and their descendants live on today. Take our quiz and find out which animals you recognize have their roots in the dinosaur era.
What is the prevailing scientific theory about how dinosaurs met their end?
They were wiped out when an asteroid hit the earth.
There was a significant increase in the earth's temperature, making it very difficult for most life forms to survive on earth.
There was a flu epidemic which wiped out the dinosaur population.
What is the mass extinction of dinosaurs officially known as?
Jurassic-Tertiary Mass Extinction event
Cretaceous Mass Extinction event
Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction event
What were the first vertebrae to learn to fly called?
What did dinosaurs who survived the extinction evolve into?
What percentage of marine life made it through the mass extinction which knocked out the dinosaurs?
What do scientists believe helped contribute to the mass extinction event that knocked off the dinosaur population?
drought and famine
At the end of which period did dinosaurs become extinct?
What was the age of mammals called?
A past theory put the blame for the extinction of dinosaurs on mammals. What did it say they did?
They preyed on dinosaur eggs.
They contaminated the water sources.
They competed with the dinosaurs for food.
How many species of monotremes exist today?
Where does the tuatara live?
What species does the alligator belong to?
How many types of amphibians survived extinction?
What trees were commonly found during the Mesozoic era?
ferns and conifers
What shape leaved does the Gingko biloba plant have?
tear drop shaped leaves
fan shaped leaves
What is a flowering plant called?
Which land creature that exists today existed during the Mesozoic period?
What did Ichthyosaurs look like?
the Loch Ness monster
What well known ocean predator existed at the same time as dinosaurs?
What sea creature today bears a strong resemblance to marine life during the Mesozoic era?