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trivia quiz  Archaeopteryx etc Editor choice 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, succubus, Oct 17 01

A quiz concerning one of the most fascinating fossil discoveries.
Oct 17 01
2751 plays
match quiz  A Long, Long Time Ago new 15 questions
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, nautilator, Jan 04 18

Can you match the fossil to the geological period of time you would have found it in? You have a margin of error of millions of years on your answers! Note: MYA = million years ago.
Very Difficult
nautilator gold member
Jan 04 18
114 plays
trivia quiz  Some Super State Fossils cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Jul 01 10

A quiz on the sundry specimens that the several states have selected to symbolize their spirit.
stuthehistoryguy gold member
Jul 01 10
681 plays
trivia quiz  Mass Extinction Events cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, pshelton, Nov 15 07

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?
pshelton gold member
Nov 15 07
2037 plays
trivia quiz  Real! Dead! Monsters! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Feb 12 10

Some of the scariest creatures ever are fact, not fiction. Fortunately these real monsters are now extinct, so there's nothing to worry about.
Feb 12 10
1869 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosauria cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, Mr5, May 27 04

My 30th quiz : a potpourri on one of my favorite topics - dinosaurs. I wish you good luck in testing your "dino" skills!
May 27 04
3363 plays
photo quiz  Australian Dinosaurs cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 02 13

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.
looney_tunes editor
Jan 02 13
615 plays
trivia quiz  Hominid Family Names cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, RSKimball, Jun 26 08

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.
Jun 26 08
732 plays
trivia quiz  German Paleontology cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Jan 09 15

These are some of the ways that Germans and/or Germany have contributed to the field of paleontology.
nautilator gold member
Jan 09 15
258 plays
trivia quiz  Weirdosaurus Rex cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nautilator, Dec 26 15

Move over, Allosaurus. Step aside, Triceratops. There's a new breed of dinosaur in town, and things are about to get strange!
nautilator gold member
Dec 26 15
255 plays
photo quiz  Walking With Dinosaurs cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 18 13

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.
Sep 18 13
2202 plays
trivia quiz  Meet the Ancestors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jamesf, May 29 07

Apes and humans are believed to have evolved from common ancestors. How much do you know about the history of human evolution?
May 29 07
1983 plays
trivia quiz  The Bare Bones of Water cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 15 13

The Four Winds have gone fishing. They retrieve several fossils from the water. What do you know about these fossils?
JanIQ gold member
Sep 15 13
1941 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosaur or Not? cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Jun 04 06

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!
Jun 04 06
2859 plays
trivia quiz  Earth History: The Paleogene Period 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, albert11, Aug 29 15

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.
Aug 29 15
177 plays
trivia quiz  Snowmageddon 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 14 12

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?
reedy gold member
Apr 14 12
666 plays
trivia quiz  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 3 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Aug 13 15

Welcome to Prehistoric Who am I? Part 3. This time you'll get to know twenty-five animals from the Jurassic period.
Aug 13 15
246 plays
trivia quiz  A Brief History of Australopithecines 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Dec 03 06

Australopithecines are our earliest human ancestors. How much do you know about the nearly one hundred years since their first discovery?
Dec 03 06
1059 plays
trivia quiz  Ultimate Predators 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Mr5, Dec 20 08

Meet 10 of the most skilled and terrifying predators the Earth has ever seen.
Dec 20 08
1467 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosauria 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, GeniusBoy, Aug 07 01

This quiz focuses on those magnificent animals belonging to the class Dinosauria. Good luck.
Aug 07 01
3456 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosaurs for Dummies 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Jun 16 13

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?
Jun 16 13
516 plays
trivia quiz  Ice Age Giants 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Mar 06 17

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!
stephgm67 gold member
Mar 06 17
135 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosaurs for Dummies 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zippolover, Oct 16 13

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!
Oct 16 13
558 plays
match quiz  Back to the Shed 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kino76, Mar 31 17 check our fossils. Can you match the dinosaur names to their meaning?
Mar 31 17
384 plays
trivia quiz  Fossil Finds near Lake Turkana 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Dec 27 06

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!
Dec 27 06
639 plays
trivia quiz  Dinosaurs' Name Meanings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, andaman, Jul 25 05

This is a quiz on dinosaur name meanings.
Jul 25 05
2109 plays
trivia quiz  The Burgess Shale 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, May 19 04

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.
May 19 04
840 plays
trivia quiz  Gone, But Not Forgotten 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Aug 20 18

Thousands of creatures existed at the time of the dinosaurs. They have been gone a while, but thanks to palaeontologists, they haven't been forgotten. Over the centuries, people from different fields and walks of life have contributed to palaeontology.
AcrylicInk gold member
Aug 20 18
474 plays
trivia quiz  The Four Winds Uncover Fossils in India 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Mar 12 17

Fossils serve an important role in helping to link the past with the present. Here are some important fossil finds of India.
zorba_scank gold member
Mar 12 17
579 plays
trivia quiz  Remains of the Day 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jakeroo, Sep 19 13

Fossilised, petrified or preserved in ice, the remains of prehistoric flora and fauna continue to fascinate paleontologists. Let's "dig" around some, shall we?
Sep 19 13
1932 plays
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