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1.
  Walking With Dinosaurs Walking With Dinosaurs great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jan 09 18
Easier
Plodd
Jan 09 18
2628 plays
2.
  Real! Dead! Monsters! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Apr 29 10
Average
jcpetersen
2110 plays
3.
  The Time of the Behemoths great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Pleistocene epoch was characterized by megafauna - a set of very large animals that for the most part disappeared during the Quaternary extinction event. This quiz takes a look at some of these behemoths.
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 22 20
Easier
LadyNym gold member
Mar 22 20
362 plays
4.
  The Bare Bones of Water great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Four Winds have gone fishing. They retrieve several fossils from the water. What do you know about these fossils?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 17 18
Average
JanIQ gold member
Oct 17 18
2473 plays
5.
  Gone, But Not Forgotten great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Oct 04 18
Average
AcrylicInk gold member
Oct 04 18
692 plays
6.
  Mass Extinction Events best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
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, Jul 05 20
Tough
pshelton gold member
Jul 05 20
2146 plays
7.
  Some Super State Fossils best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on the sundry specimens that the several states have selected to symbolize their spirit.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Oct 01 11
Average
stuthehistoryguy gold member
758 plays
8.
  Back to the Shed great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
...to check our fossils. Can you match the dinosaur names to their meaning?
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Mar 31 17
Easier
kino76 gold member
Mar 31 17
472 plays
9.
  Remains of the Day - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Jakeroo, Oct 04 13
Average
Jakeroo
2251 plays
10.
  The Four Winds Uncover Fossils in India popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Fossils serve an important role in helping to link the past with the present. Here are some important fossil finds of India.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Mar 13 17
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Mar 13 17
760 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which of the following has the most support among scientists as the cause of the largest extinction event during the Permian era?

From Quiz "Mass Extinction Events"




11.
  Footprints on the Sands of Time popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The wealth of mammalian fossils found at the important site of Riversleigh in Queensland, Australia can truly be described as footprints on the sands of time, leaving evidence of a world that has long since disappeared.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 29 20
Average
looney_tunes editor
Oct 29 20
338 plays
12.
  Uncommon Nicknames/Uncommon Species - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 11 17
Average
ponycargirl editor
Mar 11 17
793 plays
13.
  Mass Extinctions - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Dec 14 07
Average
Cooperphysics
4544 plays
14.
  German Paleontology great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are some of the ways that Germans and/or Germany have contributed to the field of paleontology.
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Jan 13 15
Average
nautilator
297 plays
15.
  Snowmageddon popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Apr 14 12
Average
reedy gold member
782 plays
16.
  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 3 popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
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, Feb 18 16
Average
ElusiveDream
Feb 18 16
290 plays
17.
  Meet the Ancestors great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Dec 04 20
Average
jamesf
Dec 04 20
2134 plays
18.
  The Trouble With Trilobites - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about these fascinating extinct "wee beasties" from way back in prehistoric times?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Nov 18 13
Average
Rowena8482
1485 plays
19.
  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 5 - 25 questions - 7 mins
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, Aug 29 15
Average
ElusiveDream
235 plays
20.
  Raiders of the Lost Shark popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Megalodon. An extinct species of shark that lived a while ago, but is still talked about today, especially in popular culture. See what you know about this lost shark. Swim carefully...
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 07 20
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
May 07 20
168 plays
21.
  Hominid Family Names great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Nov 02 18
Tough
RSKimball
Nov 02 18
762 plays
22.
  Ice Age Giants popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Tough
stephgm67 gold member
Mar 06 17
188 plays
23.
  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 2 - 25 questions - 7 mins
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, Aug 14 19
Average
ElusiveDream
Aug 14 19
276 plays
24.
  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 1 - 25 questions - 7 mins
Use the clues provided to correctly identify these twenty-five prehistoric creatures from the Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic periods.
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Mar 13 20
Average
ElusiveDream
Mar 13 20
241 plays
25.
  Ultimate Predators popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
Meet 10 of the most skilled and terrifying predators the Earth has ever seen.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Mr5, Dec 23 08
Difficult
Mr5
1520 plays
26.
  Archaeopteryx etc editor best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz concerning one of the most fascinating fossil discoveries.
Difficult, 10 Qns, succubus, May 29 17
Difficult
succubus
May 29 17
2793 plays
27.
  Rainbow Fossils from the Eromanga Sea - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Eromanga Sea covered inland Australia during the Mesozoic period, leading to the formation of Australia's opal fields. Australia is unique in being the only country to have opalised dinosaur fossils, including many new specimens.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tan72, Nov 07 21
Tough
Tan72
Nov 07 21
114 plays
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  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 6 - 25 questions - 7 mins
Here it is! Prehistoric Who am I? Part 6. In this quiz, you'll meet another twenty-five animals from the Cretaceous period.
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Nov 13 16
Average
ElusiveDream
Nov 13 16
223 plays
29.
  The Burgess Shale - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Feb 28 06
Tough
pu2-ke-qi-ri
866 plays
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  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 4 - 25 questions - 7 mins
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.
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Aug 20 15
Average
ElusiveDream
210 plays
31.
  A Brief History of Australopithecines popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Jan 22 07
Difficult
alliefarrell
1088 plays
32.
  Prehistoric Who am I? Part 7 - 25 questions - 7 mins
Welcome to Prehistoric Who am I? Part 7. In this quiz, you'll meet twenty-five animals from the Late Cretaceous and Tertiary periods.
Average, 25 Qns, ElusiveDream, Dec 14 15
Average
ElusiveDream
219 plays
33.
  Earth History: The Paleogene Period popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, albert11, Aug 30 15
Tough
albert11 gold member
207 plays
34.
  Those Ravishing Rudists - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 09 22
Average
pu2-ke-qi-ri
Sep 09 22
588 plays
35.
  Megalodon, terror of the oceans - 10 questions - 4 mins
Carcharodon megalodon is the ancestor of the great white shark, and the most fearsome predator that ever lived on land or sea.
Average, 10 Qns, annamc, Mar 30 17
Average
annamc
Mar 30 17
931 plays
36.
  A person, a place, a characteristic - 15 questions - 4 mins
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, Aug 10 14
Average
ElusiveDream
276 plays
37.
  Cretaceous Parking Lot - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Jul 13 15
Tough
ElusiveDream
180 plays
38.
  Mammals but not Men or Mammoths - 10 questions - 5 mins
Most palaeontology for non-experts seems to be dinosaurs (with Mesozoic sea reptiles and pterosaurs), mammoths or prehistoric men so this quiz is not about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, tnrees, Oct 19 13
Tough
tnrees
502 plays
39.
  A Long, Long Time Ago - 15 questions - 6 mins
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.
Difficult, 15 Qns, nautilator, Jan 04 18
Difficult
nautilator
Jan 04 18
144 plays
40.
  Saber-Tooth Cats - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, May 30 21
Average
superferd
May 30 21
825 plays
41.
  Fossil Finds near Lake Turkana - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, alliefarrell, Dec 28 06
Difficult
alliefarrell
657 plays
42.
  Let's Go For a Ride in Our Time Machine - 20 questions - 9 mins
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?
Tough, 20 Qns, ElusiveDream, Feb 02 14
Tough
ElusiveDream
342 plays
43.
  Velociraptors I Have Known and Loved - 10 questions - 3 mins
Welcome to my fourth author quiz challenge. Let's see how much you know about the deadly Velociraptor.
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Mar 18 14
Average
ElusiveDream
252 plays
44.
  Cretaceous Park - 15 questions - 6 mins
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, Dec 18 12
Average
ElusiveDream
284 plays
45.
  Dangerous Deadly Deinonychus - 10 questions - 4 mins
Deinonychus was one of the most chillingly efficient prehistoric predators. Let's find out why.
Average, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Oct 13 14
Average
ElusiveDream
168 plays
46.
  Test your "dino" skills - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Apr 16 18
Tough
Mr5
Apr 16 18
1664 plays
47.
  Path of the Predators - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Apr 03 15
Tough
ElusiveDream
180 plays
48.
  Paleontology - 10 questions - 5 mins
Ten questions about the pre-Holocene world.
Tough, 10 Qns, NathanRobison, May 24 18
Tough
NathanRobison
May 24 18
1601 plays
49.
  Cretaceous or Jurassic? - 10 questions - 5 mins
10 Dinosaurs for you. When did they first appear, Jurassic or Cretaceous Era?
Average, 10 Qns, awkins, Oct 07 19
Average
awkins
Oct 07 19
1991 plays
50.
  Triassic Parking Lot - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Jul 15 15
Tough
ElusiveDream
135 plays
51.
  When Did I Live? - 15 questions - 6 mins
Match the prehistoric creatures to the time periods in which they lived.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, ElusiveDream, Mar 04 17
Very Difficult
ElusiveDream
Mar 04 17
132 plays
52.
  Random Paleontology Knowledge - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is pretty random Paleo knowledge, but some of it might be so specific as to be difficult.
Difficult, 10 Qns, whoneedsthesefacts, Jan 18 18
Difficult
whoneedsthesefacts
Jan 18 18
1333 plays
53.
  No Dinosaurs. No Humans. - 10 questions - 6 mins
Is there *any* paleontology quiz without dinosaurs? It's not like they ruled the earth forever...
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, alquinn, Apr 22 11
Very Difficult
alquinn
1630 plays
54.
  Sea Monsters: The swimming T-Rexes - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 22 12
Tough
dinotrek27
249 plays
55.
  Andrewsarchus - 10 questions - 3 mins
Andrewsarchus lived millions of years ago. Let's see how much you know about this prehistoric beast.
Average, 10 Qns, Rome14, Mar 12 07
Average
Rome14
426 plays
56.
  Extinct Sharks - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here is a mixture of questions mostly on extinct sharks.
Tough, 10 Qns, almach, Jul 29 10
Tough
almach
609 plays
57.
  Real Dragons: The Masters Of The Sky - 10 questions - 4 mins
This test in my opinion is pretty tricky. Not for the faint of heart :) Think you know about the greatest flying creatures of all time? This is one way to find out...
Tough, 10 Qns, dinotrek27, Oct 29 12
Tough
dinotrek27
285 plays
58.
  Fossilized Sharks - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is a mixture of questions on extinct and modern day sharks.
Difficult, 10 Qns, almach, Feb 04 14
Difficult
almach
678 plays
59.
  They Are Not Dinosaurs - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz on animals that are approximately contemporary with the dinosaurs.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tnrees, Oct 18 16
Difficult
tnrees
Oct 18 16
870 plays
60.
  The Prehistoric World - 10 questions - 4 mins
See how much you know about our old friends, the dinosaurs! Info taken from Dinosaurs the Magazine, from Atlas Editions Partworks.
Tough, 10 Qns, GINCI, Oct 18 16
Tough
GINCI
Oct 18 16
1370 plays
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