Dinosaur Quiz

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#1. What are scientists that study fossils called?

The correct answer is b).

Palaeontologists visit deserts, mountains and other remote places to look for fossils. They carefully dig them from the ground and then study them. If a palaeontologist discovers a new kind of dinosaur, they get the chance to name it!

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#2. What is the biggest dinosaur that’s been found?

The correct answer is c).

Patagotitan is the biggest dinosaur that’s ever been found. So far! Scientists discovered 130 bones from its giant body in 2014 in Patagonia. They think it grew up to 37 metres long.

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#3. What is a fossilised poo called?

The correct answer is c).

Fossilised dinosaur poos are called coprolites. Scientists have found coprolites from big meat-eaters, such as T. rex, that are up to 1 metre long!

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#4. Which dinosaur had the biggest teeth?

The correct answer is c).

Tyrannosaurus rex was the carnivore with the biggest teeth. A T. rex tooth could grow to be 20 cm long!

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#5. What does Triceratops mean?

The correct answer is a).

The name Triceratops means “three-horned face”. The horns on the top of a Triceratops’ head were 1 metre long.

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#6. What colours were dinosaurs?

The correct answer is b).

Scientists still don’t know for sure, but they think some may have been colourful like modern-day birds. Scientists are studying different ways to solve this mystery.

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#7. How big was a baby Argentinosaurus?

The correct answer is a).

A baby Argentinosaurus was as big as a cat. Once Argentinosaurus grew up, it was so enormous it weighed as much as 18 elephants!

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#8. What was Hatzegopteryx?

The correct answer is b).

Hatzegopteryx was a giant flying reptile that lived at the time of the dinosaurs. If it stood on the ground, it was taller than a double-decker bus.

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#9. What killed the dinosaurs?

The correct answer is b).

About 66 million years ago, a giant space rock called an asteroid crashed into Earth. This caused most kinds of dinosaurs to go extinct.

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#10. What did some dinosaurs become?

The correct answer is c).

Some types of dinosaurs evolved to become birds. All modern-day birds came from dinosaurs.

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