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Dinosaurs and all things prehistoric can be found here.   

There are 83 quizzes and 1,035 trivia questions in this category.
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31
Mass Extinctions

This is a quiz that people of all ages will know something about. It deals mainly with the extinction of the dinosaurs, but includes a few other questions on extinction. Have fun, and good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Cooperphysics
4326 plays
32
The Trouble With Trilobites

How much do you know about these fascinating extinct "wee beasties" from way back in prehistoric times?
Average (10 qns)
Rowena8482
813 plays
33
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Dinosaurs ruled the planet for over 160 million years, taking on many environments and populating every continent. Let's take a look at some of these amazing creatures through the ages.
Tough (10 qns)
Abby_91
Mar 09 16
162 plays
34
Identify The Dinosaur

If you had a time machine and could go back to the Age of Dinosaurs, just how good would you be at recognising the different types? Take this quiz to test your skills!
Difficult (10 qns)
Velociraptor
951 plays
35
A person, a place, a characteristic

When it comes to naming dinosaurs, they are usually named after one of three things: a person, a place or a bodily characteristic. Can you identify what these 15 dinosaurs were named after?
Average (15 qns)
ElusiveDream
219 plays
36
Those Ravishing Rudists

Not nudists, RUDISTS. What is a rudist? Rudists are clams with delusions of grandeur. They were the major reef-builders during the...Hey! If you want to find out more, you should take this quiz, buddy! It'll be interesting-- I promise!
Average (10 qns)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
564 plays
37
If Dinosaurs Could Talk

If dinosaurs could talk, what might they tell us about themselves and their world?
Average (20 qns)
ElusiveDream
507 plays
38
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 2

Welcome to the next 'Prehistoric Who am I?' quiz. This quiz features twenty-five animals from the Triassic and Jurassic periods.
Average (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
210 plays
39
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 1

Use the clues provided to correctly identify these twenty-five prehistoric creatures from the Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic periods.
Average (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
171 plays
40
Megalodon, terror of the oceans

Carcharodon megalodon is the ancestor of the great white shark, and the most fearsome predator that ever lived on land or sea.
Tough (10 qns)
annamc
870 plays
41
Andrewsarchus

Andrewsarchus lived millions of years ago. Let's see how much you know about this prehistoric beast.
Average (10 qns)
Rome14
390 plays
42
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 7

Welcome to Prehistoric Who am I? Part 7. In this quiz, you'll meet twenty-five animals from the Late Cretaceous and Tertiary periods.
Tough (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
Dec 14 15
159 plays
43
If Dinosaurs Could Talk, part two

Another batch of dinosaurs are here to tell you a bit about themselves. Can you identify them?
Average (20 qns)
ElusiveDream
144 plays
44
Saber-Tooth Cats

I did some research on these now extinct animals and wanted to share my knowledge. Good luck and I hope you learn something. I did while making the quiz!
Average (10 qns)
superferd
792 plays
45
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 5

We're halfway though my 'Prehistoric Who am I?' series. In this quiz, you'll meet twenty-five animals from the Cretaceous period. Enjoy!
Average (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
174 plays
46
Dinosaur Nomenclature

In this quiz I will give a dinosaur name, you must select the appropriate description based on the Greek or Latin roots of that name.
Average (10 qns)
chadgar25
738 plays
47
Path of the Predators

Over its 400 billion year history, our planet has been home to thousands of predatory animals. This quiz follows ten prehistoric predators. A big thanks to pent2go for this author quiz challenge.
Tough (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
150 plays
48
Extinct Sharks

Here is a mixture of questions mostly on extinct sharks.
Tough (10 qns)
almach
567 plays
49
Jurassic Parking Lot

Kenton Kentrosaurus has just arrived at the local Food Market to do his weekly shopping. There's just one problem: other dinosaurs keep stealing his parking spots. Can you identify each of the other saurian shoppers?
Average (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
288 plays
50
The King of the Dinosaurs

A quiz about one of the largest and most frightening predators of the prehistoric world. How much do you know about Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Average (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
507 plays
51
Triassic Parking Lot

You've played 'Jurassic Parking Lot'! You've played 'Cretaceous Parking Lot'! Now, welcome to 'Triassic Parking Lot'. Have fun getting to know some dinosaurs from the Triassic.
Tough (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
108 plays
52
Let's Go For a Ride in Our Time Machine

Hi! I'm Bella Dalton! This is my little brother, Matthew. We're going for a ride into Earth's past in our time machine. Why don't you come with us and see if you can identify the different creatures that we see?
Difficult (20 qns)
ElusiveDream
309 plays
53
Velociraptors I Have Known and Loved

Welcome to my fourth author quiz challenge. Let's see how much you know about the deadly Velociraptor.
Average (10 qns)
ElusiveDream
225 plays
54
The Very Vicious Velociraptor

You think you know about Velociraptors because you've watched "Jurassic Park"? Think again! Let's see how much you know about the real dinosaur. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
zebra101
198 plays
55
Prehistoric Who am I? Part 4

Welcome to Prehistoric Who am I? Part 4. I hope everyone's enjoying this quiz series. This time, you'll be meeting twenty-five animals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Tough (25 qns)
ElusiveDream
153 plays
56
Cretaceous Park

Use the clues provided to identify the following dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period. Most are herbivores (plant-eater) with a few carnivores (meat-eater) and omnivores (meat/plant eater) added in.
Average (15 qns)
ElusiveDream
243 plays
57
Pterosaurs: Rulers of the Sky

My first quiz will test your knowledge of Pterosaurs, bird-like creatures that ruled the air back in the times when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Tough (10 qns)
thiefrikku
477 plays
58
Sea Monsters: The swimming T-Rexes

This quiz is about the prehistoric marine life that ruled the seas. Good luck and test your knowledge on these sea monsters!
Tough (10 qns)
dinotrek27
219 plays
59
No Dinosaurs. No Humans.

Is there *any* paleontology quiz without dinosaurs? It's not like they ruled the earth forever...
Very Difficult (10 qns)
alquinn
1581 plays
60
Test your "dino" skills

Dinosaurs are one of my passions, so I made my first quiz about them. I believe it is pretty easy (for a dinosaur lover that is). Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
Mr5
1620 plays
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