Which of the following species is the sole survivor of the mass extinction that took place as the previous ice age was coming to an end?
North American lion
What current armored animal’s enormous ancestor roamed the continent during the Ice Age?
Which of the following defense mechanisms is not thought to be frequent among prey dinosaurs?
Poisonous when eaten
Where were the first dinosaur bones discovered, about 4,000 years ago?
Based on fossil evidence, which of the following is NOT thought to have lived in North America?
Mammoths had a hump on their backs behind the cranium. What use did this hump serve?
To protect against predator bites
To attract a mate
To store fat for the cold winter
To store water for the frozen winter
What potential role may plant-eating dinosaurs have in global warming?
They gave off an excessive amount of body heat
They produced a lot of methane as a by-product of the food they ate
Their massive bodies destroyed plants and trees
They contributed to the cause of forest fires
It has long been believed that scales coated the skin of dinosaurs. Recent research indicates that at least 30 species of dinosaurs, and maybe all species, actually had THIS covering their skin.
How long on average did a saber-toothed tiger’s canine teeth grow?
Which of the following Ice Age creatures was one of the biggest terrestrial mammals ever, standing up to 20 feet tall and with 20-inch-long claws?
Giant ground sloth
Ice Age Camels
Which dinosaur family was the largest?
The word “megafauna” is frequently used to refer to Ice Age fauna. How do you define megafauna?
Large plant eaters
Many groups of animals
Although they don’t know for sure, scientists have a good concept of when dinosaurs became extinct. When did dinosaurs essentially become extinct?
5 years ago.
66 million years ago.
65 million years ago.
55 million years ago.
The fossil remnants of this animal show a relationship between dinosaurs and birds.
Which of the following incredible achievements may have been accomplished by the apatosaurus, a big herbivore with a long neck and long tail, according to recent research?
Wrap around tree limbs and climb up
Dig up roots
Create a sonic boom
Carry eggs that are incubating
The teratorn is believed to be the largest bird ever to fly, about how much do scientist believe adult teratorns weighed?
Scientists think they have calculated the approximate top speed of a fully grown Tyrannosaurus using computer simulation. What is the top running speed of these dinosaurs?
Which sequence is proper for categorizing the various dinosaur time periods?
Cenozoic, Permian, Denovian
Cretaceous, Triassic, Jurassic
Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous
Jurassic, Cretaceous, Triassic
The first assembled entire T-Rex skeleton is on display at the Burpee Museum in Rockford, Illinois. What was the name given to this creature?
The dire wolf resembles the grey wolf in terms of size and shape. Which of the following statements on the comparison between dire and grey wolves is FALSE?
The dire wolf had a stronger bite
The dire wolf was more muscular
The dire wolf had a smaller brain
The dire wolf was faster