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

A quiz concerning one of the most fascinating fossil discoveries.
Difficult (10 qns)
Oct 17 01
2631 plays
Who Named the Dinosaur?

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

A quiz on the sundry specimens that the several states have selected to symbolize their spirit.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 01 10
600 plays
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)
Nov 15 07
1947 plays
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)
Feb 12 10
1632 plays
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)
Dec 26 15
195 plays

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)
May 27 04
3231 plays
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)
Jun 26 08
687 plays
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)
Jan 02 13
543 plays
German Paleontology

These are some of the ways that Germans and/or Germany have contributed to the field of paleontology.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 09 15
219 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 18 13
1482 plays
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)
Jun 04 06
2784 plays
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)
May 29 07
1812 plays

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)
Apr 14 12
519 plays
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)
Sep 15 13
1062 plays
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)
Aug 29 15
132 plays

This quiz focuses on those magnificent animals belonging to the class Dinosauria. Good luck.
Average (25 qns)
Aug 07 01
3342 plays
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)
Dec 03 06
1032 plays
Ultimate Predators

Meet 10 of the most skilled and terrifying predators the Earth has ever seen.
Difficult (10 qns)
Dec 20 08
1431 plays
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)
Jun 16 13
462 plays
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)
Oct 16 13
492 plays
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)
Aug 13 15
168 plays
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)
Jul 11 15
126 plays
Dinosaurs' Name Meanings

This is a quiz on dinosaur name meanings.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 25 05
2016 plays
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)
May 19 04
804 plays
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)
Dec 27 06
609 plays
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)
Sep 19 13
1158 plays
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)
May 01 00
4227 plays
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)
Feb 24 12
432 plays
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)
Oct 10 12
318 plays
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