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The Dinosauria

written by: daspletosaurus
 
Dinosaurs were the dominant terrestrial fauna for 160 million years. They diversified into many different forms, occupying almost every available ecological niche. Today, these creatures are being revived and their secrets uncovered by scientists in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the ancient Earth.

Question 1:


Dinosaurs first evolved during the middle Triassic period approximately how many years ago?
190 million years ago
248 million years ago
251 million years ago
225 million years ago

Question 2:


Several hundred specimens of this species of dinosaur were discovered at Ghost Ranch.
Coelophysis bauri
Triceratops horridus
Eoraptor lunensis
Tyrannosaurus rex

Question 3:


Who coined the term "Dinosauria" in 1842?
Charles Lyell
Sir Richard Owen
Jack Horner
Charles Darwin

Question 4:


Dinosaurs once existed on every continent except Antarctica.
False
True

Question 5:


Name the early reptile creatures that evolved during the late Permian period and eventually gave rise to the dinosaurs and other creatures during the Mesozoic.
Thecodontians
Crocodilians
Dinosauria
None of these

Question 6:


Did all dinosaurs become extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago?
Yes
No

Question 7:


An incomplete skeleton of this dinosaur was discovered in 1900.
Tyrannosaurus
Oviraptor
Albertosaurus
Dynamosaurus

Question 8:


Tyrannosaurus is more closely related to smaller predatory dinosaurs such as Velociraptor than to the more massive carnosaurs such as Allosaurus.
True
False

Question 9:


What genus of dinosaur contains what could be the largest dinosaur ever?
Apatosaurus
Brachiosaurus
None of these
Amphicoelias

Question 10:


Did dinosaurs become extinct due to a large asteroid impact?
No
Yes

 


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