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There are 83 quizzes and 1,035 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Archaeopteryx etc

A quiz concerning one of the most fascinating fossil discoveries.
Difficult (10 qns)
succubus
2655 plays
2
Who Named the Dinosaur?

Can you match these dinosaurs with the people who named them?
Difficult (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
Apr 04 16
114 plays
3
Some Super State Fossils

A quiz on the sundry specimens that the several states have selected to symbolize their spirit.
Average (10 qns)
stuthehistoryguy
609 plays
4
Mass Extinction Events

Scientists have identified a number of mass extinction events that have eliminated many species once present on Earth. How much do you known about them?
Tough (15 qns)
pshelton
1965 plays
5
Real! Dead! Monsters!

Some of the scariest creatures ever are fact, not fiction. Fortunately these real monsters are now extinct, so there's nothing to worry about.
Average (10 qns)
jcpetersen
1647 plays
6
Weirdosaurus Rex

Move over, Allosaurus. Step aside, Triceratops. There's a new breed of dinosaur in town, and things are about to get strange!
Average (10 qns)
nautilator
207 plays
7
Dinosauria

My 30th quiz : a potpourri on one of my favorite topics - dinosaurs. I wish you good luck in testing your "dino" skills!
Average (25 qns)
Mr5
3249 plays
8
Australian Dinosaurs

Its relatively dry climate means that there are not as many Australian dinosaurs known as in some parts of the world, but here are ten of them.
Average (10 qns)
looney_tunes
552 plays
9
Hominid Family Names

Names of many members of our evolutionary family have changed over time due to new findings about the original fossils, genetic testing, etc. You should find this quiz as difficult as my first: Human Evolution vs. Creationism. Comments are welcomed.
Tough (10 qns)
RSKimball
696 plays
10
German Paleontology

These are some of the ways that Germans and/or Germany have contributed to the field of paleontology.
Average (10 qns)
nautilator
222 plays
11
Walking With Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago and we will take a journey back in time to look at some of the most common.
Easy (10 qns)
Plodd
1638 plays
12
Dinosaur or Not?

What's a dinosaur? Any sort of great big extinct scaly reptile? Nope-- the dinosaurs were something of an exclusive club, with specialized requirements for membership. Take this quiz and test your powers of Dinosaur Determination!
Average (15 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
2793 plays
13
Meet the Ancestors

Apes and humans are believed to have evolved from common ancestors. How much do you know about the history of human evolution?
Average (10 qns)
jamesf
1815 plays
14
The Bare Bones of Water

The Four Winds have gone fishing. They retrieve several fossils from the water. What do you know about these fossils?
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
1290 plays
15
Earth History: The Paleogene Period

The Paleogene was the period in Earth's history that occurred just after the dinosaurs went extinct. Come explore some of the interesting geological and biological events of the time.
Difficult (10 qns)
albert11
141 plays
16
Snowmageddon

We may still technically be living in the current ice age, but the LGM (last glacial maximum) was about 20,000 years ago, and many species that lived then are no longer with us. What do you know about that period?
Average (10 qns)
reedy
528 plays
17
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 3

Welcome to Prehistoric Who am I? Part 3. This time you'll get to know twenty-five animals from the Jurassic period.
Average (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
177 plays
18
Dinosauria

This quiz focuses on those magnificent animals belonging to the class Dinosauria. Good luck.
Average (25 qns)
GeniusBoy
3348 plays
19
A Brief History of Australopithecines

Australopithecines are our earliest human ancestors. How much do you know about the nearly one hundred years since their first discovery?
Difficult (10 qns)
alliefarrell
1035 plays
20
Ultimate Predators

Meet 10 of the most skilled and terrifying predators the Earth has ever seen.
Difficult (10 qns)
Mr5
1434 plays
21
Dinosaurs for Dummies

I don't know about you but I am a bit of a dummy when it comes to my knowledge of dinosaurs and the Age of Reptiles. Here's some of the questions that I've come across in my search for information. Can you set me on the right track?
Average (10 qns)
suomy
462 plays
22
Dinosaurs for Dummies

Actually, it is a quiz written by a dummy, as I know very little about dinosaurs. Fortunately I have found an online Dinosaur Encyclopaedia and the following questions are about their top ten. Hopefully this is a fun quiz, as that was my intention!
Average (10 qns)
zippolover
495 plays
23
Cretaceous Parking Lot

This quiz has the same lay-out as my 'Jurassic Parking Lot' quiz, only this time it features dinosaurs from the Cretaceous.
Tough (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
129 plays
24
Dinosaurs' Name Meanings

This is a quiz on dinosaur name meanings.
Average (10 qns)
andaman
2016 plays
25
The Burgess Shale

The Burgess Shale: the Cambrian explosion of life. But I'm mostly concerned about the weird and wacky critters that haunted that continental shelf 540 million years ago.
Tough (10 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
816 plays
26
Fossil Finds near Lake Turkana

In the past thirty years, some of the world's most fascinating evolutionary finds have been excavated near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Here is a quiz to help keep you up to date with recent discoveries!
Difficult (10 qns)
alliefarrell
612 plays
27
Dinosaur Names

Do you know how Dinosaur names are made? Each part of the name has a Greek or Latin meaning, and when you combine all the parts, you get the name. In this quiz I will give you the parts of the name, you choose which Dino it applies to.
Average (10 qns)
Roswell
4233 plays
28
Remains of the Day

Fossilised, petrified or preserved in ice, the remains of prehistoric flora and fauna continue to fascinate paleontologists. Let's "dig" around some, shall we?
Average (10 qns)
Jakeroo
1380 plays
29
The Dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park"

I'll give you a statement about each of the dinosaurs featured in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Can you identify which statements are true and which ones are false?
Average (15 qns)
ElusiveDream
441 plays
30
Dinosaurs or Dragons? Faulty Fossil Findings

Fossils are difficult things to decipher, so it is no surprise that throughout history there have been many errors relating to paleontology. Here are ten examples of some famous flawed fossils.
Tough (10 qns)
Daaanieeel
324 plays
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