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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?
Ancient life
Recent life
Age of ancient reptiles
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
An increase in biodiversity
A mass extinction 251 million years ago
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?
Pangaea
Rodinia
Euramerica
None of these

Question 5:


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

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.
True
False

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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