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There are 94 quizzes and 1,155 trivia questions in this category.
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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?
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Jakeroo
Sep 19 13
1938 plays
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trivia quiz  9 for 10 - Dinosaurs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Nov 21 17

The first letter in the first nine answers spell out the correct answer for question ten. Beware however, as the other answers also spell out the names of different dinosaurs. Good luck!
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apathy100 gold member
Nov 21 17
198 plays
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trivia quiz  Dinosaur Names 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Roswell, May 01 00

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.
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Roswell
May 01 00
4395 plays
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trivia quiz  Cretaceous Parking Lot 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Jul 11 15

This quiz has the same lay-out as my 'Jurassic Parking Lot' quiz, only this time it features dinosaurs from the Cretaceous.
Tough
ElusiveDream
Jul 11 15
156 plays
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trivia quiz  The Long Arm of the Claw 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Sep 19 17

This quiz focuses on a peculiar group of dinosaurs called Therizinosaurids.
Difficult
ElusiveDream
Sep 19 17
108 plays
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trivia quiz  Dinosaurs or Dragons? Faulty Fossil Findings 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Daaanieeel, Oct 10 12

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
Daaanieeel
Oct 10 12
342 plays
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match quiz  Uncommon Nicknames/Uncommon Species 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 11 17

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?
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ponycargirl editor
Mar 11 17
510 plays
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trivia quiz  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 2 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Aug 04 15

Welcome to the next 'Prehistoric Who am I?' quiz. This quiz features twenty-five animals from the Triassic and Jurassic periods.
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ElusiveDream
Aug 04 15
246 plays
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trivia quiz  The Dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, ElusiveDream, Feb 24 12

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?
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ElusiveDream
Feb 24 12
468 plays
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trivia quiz  Mass Extinctions 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Cooperphysics, May 26 02

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!
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Cooperphysics
May 26 02
4431 plays
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match quiz  Dinosaur Names 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, apathy100, Oct 28 17

Match the dinosaur to the proper meaning of its name. Good luck!
Easy
apathy100 gold member
Oct 28 17
432 plays
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trivia quiz  Megalodon, terror of the oceans 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, annamc, Apr 17 06

Carcharodon megalodon is the ancestor of the great white shark, and the most fearsome predator that ever lived on land or sea.
Tough
annamc
Apr 17 06
903 plays
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trivia quiz  Identify The Dinosaur 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Velociraptor, Feb 15 06

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
Velociraptor
Feb 15 06
990 plays
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trivia quiz  If Dinosaurs Could Talk 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, ElusiveDream, Jul 10 11

If dinosaurs could talk, what might they tell us about themselves and their world?
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ElusiveDream
Jul 10 11
528 plays
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trivia quiz  Those Ravishing Rudists 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Jun 19 05

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!
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pu2-ke-qi-ri
Jun 19 05
570 plays
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trivia quiz  A person, a place, a characteristic 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, ElusiveDream, Aug 10 14

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?
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ElusiveDream
Aug 10 14
243 plays
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trivia quiz  Andrewsarchus 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rome14, Feb 06 07

Andrewsarchus lived millions of years ago. Let's see how much you know about this prehistoric beast.
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Rome14
Feb 06 07
405 plays
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trivia quiz  The Trouble With Trilobites 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Sep 15 13

How much do you know about these fascinating extinct "wee beasties" from way back in prehistoric times?
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Rowena8482 gold member
Sep 15 13
1305 plays
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trivia quiz  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 7 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Dec 14 15

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
ElusiveDream
Dec 14 15
195 plays
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trivia quiz  The Very Vicious Velociraptor 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, zebra101, Sep 05 13

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
zebra101
Sep 05 13
216 plays
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trivia quiz  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 5 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Aug 29 15

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
ElusiveDream
Aug 29 15
210 plays
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trivia quiz  Saber-Tooth Cats 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, superferd, May 22 03

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!
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superferd
May 22 03
816 plays
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trivia quiz  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 1 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Jul 25 15

Use the clues provided to correctly identify these twenty-five prehistoric creatures from the Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic periods.
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ElusiveDream
Jul 25 15
213 plays
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trivia quiz  When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Abby_91, Mar 09 16

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
Abby_91
Mar 09 16
189 plays
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trivia quiz   Dinosaur Nomenclature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chadgar25, Nov 03 05

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.
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chadgar25
Nov 03 05
762 plays
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trivia quiz  Extinct Sharks 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, almach, Jul 18 01

Here is a mixture of questions mostly on extinct sharks.
Tough
almach
Jul 18 01
585 plays
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trivia quiz  Once a terrible lizard... 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Aug 26 14

Don't be afraid of the dinosaurs, for they are extinct. We can play with them safely. Enjoy!
Average
DeepHistory gold member
Aug 26 14
375 plays
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trivia quiz  The King of the Dinosaurs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Oct 26 11

A quiz about one of the largest and most frightening predators of the prehistoric world. How much do you know about Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Average
ElusiveDream
Oct 26 11
531 plays
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trivia quiz  Pterosaurs: Rulers of the Sky 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, thiefrikku, May 01 05

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
thiefrikku
May 01 05
498 plays
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trivia quiz  Velociraptors I Have Known and Loved 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Mar 16 14

Welcome to my fourth author quiz challenge. Let's see how much you know about the deadly Velociraptor.
Average
ElusiveDream
Mar 16 14
240 plays
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