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The Mesozoic Era

written by: daspletosaurus
 
This quiz challenges your knowledge of the Mesozoic era.

Question 1:


What does the term "Mesozoic" mean?
Age of ancient reptiles
Recent life
Ancient life
Middle life

Question 2:


The base of the Mesozoic is established by what major event in the history of life on Earth?
The formation of a super-continent
A mass extinction 251 million years ago
An increase in biodiversity
None of these

Question 3:


Oxygen levels during the Mesozoic were lower than today's levels.
False
True

Question 4:


What super-continent began to rift apart during the Mesozoic era?
None of these
Euramerica
Rodinia
Pangaea

Question 5:


What marine reptiles evolved during the Triassic period and thrived during much of the Mesozoic era?
Plesiosaurs
Ichthyosaurs
Dinosaurs
Pliosaurs

Question 6:


What term did sir Richard Owen coin in 1842?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, moasaurs, are pterosaurs are dinosaurs.
False
True

Question 8:


Which of the following describes the climate of the Triassic period?
Temperate
Arid
Tropical
None of these

Question 9:


Which of the following was a large inland sea that covered much of central North America during the Late Cretaceous period?
Iapetus Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Hudson Seaway
Western Interior Seaway

Question 10:


What event signalled the end of the Mesozoic era?
The evolution of humans
The evolution of flowering plants
None of these
A large mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous

 


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