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There are 89 quizzes and 1,100 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
2661 plays
2
Weirdosaurus Rex Returns

Those wacky dinosaurs are back in town! Here are ten more dinosaurs that you'd never have guessed officially existed.
Tough (10 qns)
nautilator
Apr 05 17
87 plays
3
Back to the Shed

...to check our fossils. Can you match the dinosaur names to their meaning?
Easy (10 qns)
kino76
Mar 31 17
216 plays
4
The Four Winds Uncover Fossils in India

Fossils serve an important role in helping to link the past with the present. Here are some important fossil finds of India.
Tough (10 qns)
zorba_scank
Mar 12 17
78 plays
5
Uncommon Nicknames/Uncommon Species

Some paleontologists name their archaeological discoveries beyond the scientific numbering system that is typically used. Can you match the nicknames of these discoveries with their species?
Difficult (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Mar 11 17
90 plays
6
When Did I Live?

Match the prehistoric creatures to the time periods in which they lived.
Difficult (15 qns)
ElusiveDream
Mar 04 17
54 plays
7
Who Named the Dinosaur?

Can you match these dinosaurs with the people who named them?
Difficult (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
114 plays
8
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
9
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
1968 plays
10
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
1665 plays
11
Dinosauria

My 30th quiz : a potpourri on one of my favorite topics - dinosaurs. I wish you good luck in testing your "dino" skills!
Tough (25 qns)
Mr5
3255 plays
12
Weirdosaurus Rex

Move over, Allosaurus. Step aside, Triceratops. There's a new breed of dinosaur in town, and things are about to get strange!
Tough (10 qns)
nautilator
213 plays
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
1701 plays
17
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
2799 plays
18
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
19
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
20
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
1362 plays
21
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
531 plays
22
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
183 plays
23
Dinosauria

This quiz focuses on those magnificent animals belonging to the class Dinosauria. Good luck.
Average (25 qns)
GeniusBoy
3351 plays
24
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
25
Ice Age Giants

The last Ice Age, or Pleistocene era, began around 1.8 million years ago and ended 12,000 years in the past. Let's meet some of the huge creatures that inhabited the earth during that time period!
Tough (10 qns)
stephgm67
Mar 06 17
90 plays
26
Ultimate Predators

Meet 10 of the most skilled and terrifying predators the Earth has ever seen.
Difficult (10 qns)
Mr5
1434 plays
27
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
465 plays
28
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
29
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
138 plays
30
Dinosaurs' Name Meanings

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