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Dinosaur Trivia

Can you guess these random facts about dinosaurs?
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
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First submittedJanuary 30, 2018
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The three geologic periods in which dinosaurs existed
Triassic
Jurassic
Cretaceous
Species of "Sue" - the most expensive dinosaur skeleton ever sold
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Dinosaur whose name means "thunder lizard"?
Brontosaurus
Dinosaur which some scientists consider to be the same as the above
Apatosaurus
When dinosaurs went extinct
66 million years ago
Peninsula where the Chicxulub asteroid landed - thought by many to have
caused the extinction of the dinosaurs
Yucatan Peninsula
Some dinosaurs did not go extinct and survive today. What do we call them?
Birds
Small type of dinosaur that was the primary antagonist in "Jurassic Park"
Velociraptor
What that dinosaur had on its body in real life - but not in the movie
Feathers
Dinosaur whose name is derived from the Greek words for "three", "horn", and "face"
Triceratops
Group of gigantic dinosaurs which included Brachiosaurus and Diplodocus
Sauropods
Continent which contained nearly all the world's land mass 200 million years ago
Pangaea
Country where the greatest number of dinosaur fossils have been found
United States
Fictional dinosaur-like creature which destroyed Tokyo in a 1954 movie
Godzilla
Branch of science dealing with dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils
Paleontology
Creatures which are commonly thought of as flying dinosaurs,
although technically they weren't dinosaurs
Pterosaurs
Dinosaur well known for the upright bony plates on its back
Stegosaurus
Dinosaur that got its name because its teeth resemble those of an iguana
Iguanodon
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Level 71
Jan 30, 2018
We are closer to the last dinosaurs than they are to the first dinosaurs. It's crazy! =D
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Level 76
Aug 2, 2022
Yup! Chronologically speaking, it'd be closer to accurate for a movie to show a T. rex in downtown Manhattan than it is to show a T. rex fighting a Stegosaurus.
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2022
I had my doubts about this statement, but you're absolutely correct. Stegosaurus died out around 145 million years ago and the Tyrannosaurus first came about around 68 million years ago. So, 77 million years between those two, versus a 'mere' 65 million between the Tyrannosaurus and us. On top of this, the Nyasasaurus, believed to be the oldest known dinosaur, may be around 100 million years older even than the Stegosaurus. It's a really mind-blowing span of time.
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2018
Another 5 minutes wouldn't have helped my score.
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Level 66
Jan 20, 2023
Same, it would've given me time to Google the ones I didn't know.
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Level 68
Feb 12, 2018
100% These questions really aren't that hard if you have the slightest clue about dinosaurs.
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2018
Or if you have a 4-year-old...
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Level 76
Aug 2, 2022
...male (haven't seen many 4-year-old females regurgitating dinosaur facts to the extent males do).
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Level 41
Aug 2, 2022
Odd, I've met more little girls who are really into dinosaurs than little boys.
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Level 44
Sep 1, 2022
Same, of the kids I teach it’s mainly the girls who are obsessed. And growing up it was always my female friends who were into dinosaurs (I wasn’t - I’ve only gotten into them as an adult haha)
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2018
Missed one because "palaeontology" wasn't accepted. Started trying to think of an alternative word, rather than an alternative spelling. Can we get it accepted?
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2018
Yes
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2018
Gojira for Godzilla?
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2018
Isn't Gojira just Godzilla said with a thick Japanese accent?
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2018
Gojira is the original Japanese spelling of Godzilla - ゴジラ
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Level 86
Jun 9, 2018
Maybe Godzilla is just Gojira said with a thick American accent ;)

Gojira, the Japanese name, is a combination of gorira (gorilla) and kujira (whale). Because gorilla + whale = dinosaur, obviously.

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Level 82
Jun 11, 2018
Gorilla whale... thunder lizard... makes sense. Where do jet-propelled turtles factor in?
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Level 66
Jun 29, 2018
Gamera is friend to children
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Level 89
Aug 2, 2022
Someone should put him on a watchlist.
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2018
Living fossils should be accepted for what surviving dinosaurs are called today.
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2018
So, by that logic, wollemi pines are dinosaurs.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2018
Or a Coelacanth, for that matter. Which is not something I've ever heard referred to as a dinosaur.
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2022
Except for this thing called evolution.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2018
Brontosaurus and Apatosaurus aren't similar, since Brontosaurus never existed.
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Level 69
Jun 8, 2019
Actually, they published some research in 2015 that led at least a significant amount (if not most) of the scientific community to believe that they are indeed two separate species
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2018
I was really hoping for a question about the Baby Dinosaurs that just went extinct up in Toronto.
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2018
I said 64 million for some reason but I thought I was far off
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Level 84
Feb 15, 2020
...some dinosaurs did not go extinct and survive today. What do we call them?

Please accept "mother-in-law".

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Level 65
Feb 20, 2020
Wow apparently I know a lot about dinosaurs (or quiz was rather easy. Let's say both since I wouldnt say I know a lot about them, but then again average score is only 13). No kids around (or adults with the interest.)
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2020
Rex doesn't need a capital R
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2020
Please accept also "Aves" for birds. Because of the specificness in the answers of this quiz I didn't even thought there is a word like bird existing
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Level 40
Feb 9, 2021
Idek why I'm such a biology and life science nerd xD. Great quiz btw, I cannot see any errors in this.
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Level 86
Aug 2, 2022
Growing up watching the Land Before Time series of movies...I was always on the alert for tar pits. I thought they'd be a much bigger deal to my survivability...
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2022
I'm always looking for some good dinosaur nerd trivia, but alas, Evolutionary Theory seems to take up half the quiz, and then there are some elementary questions about the most well known dinosaurs.

I guess I need to create my own... :)

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Level 71
Aug 2, 2022
By all means, make your own quiz! But there's no evolutionary theory on this one.
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Level 64
Aug 3, 2022
Has the quiz changed? There's only one question about evolution.
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Level 29
Jan 14, 2024
It’s so weird. 83% of people taking my quiz series know that Procompsognathus lived in the Triassic, and yet Apatosaurus of all prehistoric animals is causing the JetPunk community to go insane.