Dinosaur Trivia
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Dinosaur Trivia


Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best answers the question.
 

 1. 

What are the three time periods that dinosaurs lived?
a.
The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
c.
Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous
b.
Prehistoric, Historic, and Future
d.
Eastern, Central, and Mountain time
 

 2. 

What name does the Brontosaurus go by these days?
a.
Apatosaurus
c.
Tyrannosaurs
b.
Brachiosaurus
d.
Diplodocus
 

 3. 

What does the name Deinonychus mean?
a.
Helpful lizard
c.
Helpful claw
b.
Terrible lizard
d.
Terrible claw
 

 4. 

Which plant-eating dinosaur had a huge claw on its thumb?
a.
Velociraptor
c.
Iguanodon
b.
Megalosaurus
d.
Coelophysis
 

 5. 

Why did some dinosaurs eat rocks?
a.
They needed them to break up food in their gizzard
c.
They liked the taste of them
b.
They were too dumb to realize that rocks weren’t food
d.
Dinosaurs didn’t eat rocks
 

 6. 

Which of the following is not a dinosaur?
a.
Plesiosaurus
c.
Pterodactyl
b.
Dimetrodon
d.
None of these are dinosaurs
 

 7. 

When scientists study dinosaur teeth, they can learn
a.
if dinosaurs brushed and flossed regularly.
c.
if dinosaurs lived in herds.
b.
if dinosaurs ate  plants or meat.
d.
if dinosaurs took care of their babies.
 

 8. 

Which of these is not a dinosaur fossil scientists have found?
a.
Dinosaur footprints
c.
Dinosaur eggs
b.
Dinosaur skin
d.
Dinosaur brains
 

 9. 

Which of these is the “good mother lizard”?
a.
Maiasaura
c.
Oviraptor
b.
Vilociraptor
d.
Protoceratops
 

 10. 

Why did dinosaurs become extinct?
a.
An earthquake
c.
An asteroid hit the earth.
b.
A flood
d.
Scientists don’t know for sure.
 


 
Check Your Answers


Dinosaur Jokes:

Q: What do you call a fossil that won't do any work?

A: Lazy bones
Q. What do you call it when a dinosaur makes a point in hockey?

A: A dino-score
Q. What's the best way to talk to Tyrannosaurus rex?

A. By long distance!
Q. What makes more noise than a tyrannosaur?

A: Two tyrannosaurs!
Q. What kind of dinosaur could jump higher than a house?

A: All of them! Houses can't jump.
Q. Why did the lady Tyrannosaurus paint her toenails red?

A: So she could hide in a strawberry patch!
Q. What is as big as an Apatosaurus, but doesn't weigh anything at all?

A. An Apatosaurus shadow!
Q. What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with fireworks?

A: Dino-mite!
Q. How do you stop a lady dinosaur from charging?

A: Take away her credit card!
Q. What's huge and bumps into mountains?

A: A Brachiosaurus playing Blind man's Bluff!
 
Baryonyx with fish
A Dinosaur Fact:
The meat-eating dinosaur Baryonyx had a huge claw on each of its from feet--12 inches long! It may have used that claw to go fishing. Scientists found a skeleton of Baryonyx with fish scales in its stomach.
Microraptor may be the smallest dinosaur of all. This small meat-eating dinosaur could have sat in your hand. Its body was not quite six inches long. It did, however, have a long tail - nine and a half inches.
Scientists have found a skeleton of Giganotosaurus, a huge meat-eating dinosaur, that is six feet larger than any known skeleton of T. rex; however, the brain of Giganotosaurus was smaller than the brain of T. rex.
Megaraptor was a large, lightly-built meat-eating dinosaur. It had two fourteen-inch sickle-like hand claws.
Suchomimus could use its huge, foot-long thumb claws to catch fish.
Fossils of Cryolophosaurus were found in the Antarctic.
Fossils of Allosaurus have been found in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
Astronaut Loren Acton took a Maiasaura bone fragment and a piece of eggshell into outer space (Spacelab 2) in 1985.
Paleontologists have found hundreds of fossils of the small meat-eating dinosaur Coelophysis at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Scientists think this means Coelophysis hunted in packs.
Troödon may have been the smartest dinosaur. It had the largest brain in proportion to its body weight of any dinosaur which has been found so far. This would have made it about as smart as a modern bird.
Seismosaurus may have used its long neck to weave its head between tree trunks to get to leaves it couldn't reach otherwise because it couldn't fit its body between the trees.
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