Do you or your kids love dinosaurs? Do they think they know all they need to know about them? Try these Dinosaur Trivia questions and answers to see how much they really know. Maybe you can learn something new or you can show you know a lot.
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Add a little fun and friendly competition to your dinner table or next road trip with any of our trivia games. Help teach a few more fun facts with these questions and answers.
Why I Love Trivia Games
Trivia games are a fun way to learn more about something you or your kids want to know more about. They are quick on-the-go games that make learning fun. You can play trivia games at a trivia night or in the car.
All ages can play either as a team or individually and they can enjoy the fact that they know more about a subject they may not have not felt they knew a lot about.
It can also help older kids find ways to have fun with their younger sisters or brothers. As they team up to answer these questions they can become closer and create a great family bond.
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How To Play Trivia
- Pick the questions that you would like to ask, like our dinosaur or outdoor trivia.
- You may want to divide up into teams this would be the time to do that. Make sure to make the team equal do not put all the adults together or all the small children together.
- If you play individually then rotate who gets to ask the questions. As teams pass back a forth between teams who are asking a question make sure the person or team that is answering is not the one asking the questions.
- Now have fun reading all the questions and whoever has the most points wins.
Benefits Of Trivia Games
Trivia games are more than a fun game.
- We can all learn more about topics we might enjoy.
- All ages can play which means the whole family can take part
- You learn about winning and losing in a commission and that helps with good sportsmanship.
- Having fun playing games together makes a stronger family bond.
Tips And Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks for playing trivia games.
- Have one person that asks the question and each team will have someone trying to answer the questions and have to buzz in before their opponent.
- Have prizes for those that answer the questions correctly, things like candy or small toys might be a good prize.
- Use trivia questions at the table in a restaurant as you are waiting for food to come. It would be a fun way to pass the time.
- Give a time limit to how long you are allowed to say an answer to a question, if they do not say it that amount of time someone can steal the point.
175 Fascinating Dinosaur Trivia Questions
Dinosaurs first appeared during which years?Between 243 and 233.23 million years ago
What is the world’s largest dinosaur?The battle for the title of the world’s largest dinosaur is complicated. Here’s why: Paleontologists rarely discover an entire skeleton.
What is the Dinosaurs’ sense of Smell?Sense of Smell in Dinosaurs: This brainy study of 20 species of meat-eating dinosaurs shows a large range of the sense of smell in these dinosaurs, which may have been related to behaviors such as feeding or activity timing.
How do you weigh a Dinosaur?There are two easy ways, and it turns out they’re both right. One option is to reconstruct what the animal might have looked like. The second approach is to measure certain key bone fragments and insert these measurements into scaling equations derived from animals alive today.
What’s the World’s smallest Dinosaur?The world’s smallest dinosaur has been found, a two-inch bird-like creature that “looks like it just died yesterday,” The bird-like dinosaur was found encased in Burmese amber in 2016 and likely lived in Myanmar 100 million years ago.
A person who studies fossils and prehistoric life such as dinosaurs is known as a what?Paleontologist
What is the name of the big dinosaur which used to stand in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London?Dippy
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How did Dinosaurs get so big?Dinosaurs came in many shapes and sizes, and so did their babies, The smallest eggs found were just a few centimeters long.
“Airakoraptor” is an informal name given to a genus of dromaeosaurian theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of which country?Mongolia
“Alamotyrannus” (“Ojo Alamo tyrant”) is the informal name given to an as yet undescribed genus of tyrannosaurid from the Late Cretaceous period of which country?North America
According to the most complete specimen measures, what was the height of Tyrannosaurus Rex?13 feet
Achillesaurus, a carnivore dinosaur from the Cretaceous period lived in which location?Argentina
Adasaurus dinosaur of carnivorous nature lived in which continent during the Cretaceous period?Asia
Adhisaya Ulagam, an Indian film featuring dinosaurs was released in which year?2012
Aepyornithomimus dinosaur of omnivorous nature lived in which location during the Cretaceous period?Mongolia
All dinosaurs were deaf- True or false?False
All dinosaurs had teeth- True or false?False
America’s national dinosaur monument lies on the border of which two states?Colorado and Utah
Ankylosaurus protected themselves with their _______.Clubbed tails
Antarctopelta lived in which continent during Late Cretaceous?Antarctica
Apatosaurus is also widely known by what other name?Brontosaurus
Approximately how many years ago did dinosaurs become extinct?65.5 million years
At the beginning of the Triassic period, how many continents were there?One
At the end of which period did dinosaurs become extinct?Cretaceous
Barapasaurus dinosaur, One of the first large sauropods, herbivores from the Early Jurassic, lived in which present-day country?India
By the start of the Jurassic period, some 30 million years later, the supercontinent began to split into what?Laurasia and Gondwana
Canardia dinosaurs were the inhabitants of which present-day continent?Europe
Deinonychus was most similar to which dinosaur in the Jurassic Park films?Velociraptors
Did Sauropods such as Brachiosaurus and Diplodocus move on two legs or four?Four
Did Theropods such as Allosaurus and Carnotaurus move on two legs or four?Two
The dominance of the dinosaurs continued throughout the Jurassic and which other period?Cretaceous period
Dueling Dinosaurs fossil was found in which US state?Montana
During which geologic period did the Velociraptor live?Cretaceous
During which period did archosaurs first emerge?Permian Era
During which period did the Abelisaurus roam modern-day South America?Cretaceous
Fossil of the herbivorous Adynomosaurus dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period was found in which country?Spain
Hadrosaurs are distinctive for their duck-like bills and around 1400 teeth. What are they thought to have eaten?Tree bark
How are the two groups of dinosaurs differentiated?Hip bones
How did most dinosaurs reproduce?Lay eggs
How did Stegosaurus protect itself from enemies?Swinging its spiky tail
How long were the arms of an average Tyrannosaurus Rex?3 feet long (1 meter)
What are a dinosaur’s visual senses like?Dinosaur vision was, in general, better than the vision of most other reptiles, although vision varied between dinosaur species.
How many claws did a velociraptor have on each hand?Three
How many fossils are necessary to identify a new dinosaur species?One
How many horns did Triceratops have?Three
How many species of dinosaurs appeared in Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel, Jurassic Park?Fifteen
How many teeth did Triceratops have?800 teeth
How many wings did a Microraptor have?Four
How much meat could Tyrannosaurus Rex eat in one bite?500 pounds
In 1677, Robert Plot discovered the first dinosaur bone but didn’t attribute it to a dinosaur. What did he think the bone came from instead?A Giant
In what country were dinosaur fossils thought to be dragon bones?China
In what country would you find the Jurassic Coast, a stretch of coastline known for its abundance of fossils?England
Massospondylus lived in which continent?Africa
Kumimanu Biceae, which lived during the late Cretaceous period, was a giant version of which modern bird?Penguin
Microraptor fossils have only ever been found in which country?China
Modern-day birds evolved from which group of dinosaurs?Theropods
Name America’s favorite purple TV Dinosaur?Barney
On which continent have the most dinosaur fossils been found?North America
Paleontologists believed that the only dinosaurs to sport feathers were theropods until they discovered the remains of which feathered ornithopod?Kulindadromeus
Sarcosaurus was a direct ancestor of which living reptile?Crocodile
Some paleontologists believe Brachiosaurus may have had _____.Trunks
Spinosaurus is the only Spinosaurid that scientists believe could do what?Swim
Styrassic Park in Bad Gleichenberg, and Triassic Park in Waidring Tirol are located in which country?Austria
The age of Dinosaurs is also known as what era?Mesozoic Era
The Brontosaurus was once thought to be the same species as which other dinosaur?Apatosaurus
The dinosaurs died out about 65 million years ago. True or false?True
The discovery of what dinosaurs ushered in the age of the giant Sauropods?Diplodocus
The Fighting Dinosaurs is a famous and scientifically important fossil specimen that hails from the Late Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation of which country?Mongolia
The fossil record demonstrates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from earlier theropods during which era?Late Jurassic epoch
The Loch Ness monster is often depicted as which kind of prehistoric marine reptile?A Plesiosaur
The meteor that many scientists believe killed the dinosaurs struck in what modern-day country?Mexico
The Micropachycephalosaurus was found in which country?China
The name “Velociraptor” means speedy thief, True or false?True
The people who study dinosaur fossils are called what?Paleontologists
The Stegosaur group of dinosaurs went extinct around 116 million years ago, probably due to what?The Aptian Extinction (or Mid-Aptian Extinction)
The word dinosaur is derived from the Ancient Greek phrase Deinos Sauros, but what does that phrase mean?Terrible Lizard
Triassic–Jurassic extinction event took place how many years ago?201.3 million years ago
True or false? The US state of Colorado lists the Allosaurus as its state dinosaur.False (Stegosaurus)
True or false: Feathered dinosaurs existed.True
True or false: Most plant-eating dinosaurs had sharp, jagged teeth.False
True or false? Ankylosaurus featured huge plates of bone that acted as body armor.True
True or false? Birds evolved from dinosaurs.True
True or false? Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent of Earth.True
True or False? Iguanodon was one of three dinosaurs that inspired the appearance of Godzilla.False
True or False? Most dinosaurs became extinct during an event that occurred 500 years ago.False (65 Million years ago)
True or false? Pentaceratops was the first dinosaur to be officially named.False (It was Megalosaurus in 1824)
True or false? Some dinosaurs were the size of turkeys.True
True or False? The name dinosaur means “Terrible lizard”.True
Was Diplodocus a carnivore or herbivore?Herbivore
What animal alive today is even bigger than a dinosaur?Blue Whale
What are the spikes on the end of a dinosaur’s tail called?A thagomizer
What close relative of the Velociraptor could grow up to 7 meters (20 feet) long and weigh almost a ton?Utahraptor
What did Ankylosaurus have on the end of its tail?A club
What did some dinosaurs swallow to help them digest their food?Stones
What dinosaur fossil was originally mistaken for a type of bison?Triceratops
What dinosaur genus was originally named from a single feather?Archaeopteryx
What dinosaur has only one horn?Styracosaurus
What dinosaur name means “fast thief” and lived during the Cretaceous period?Velociraptor
What dinosaur name means a “covered lizard?”Stegosaurus
What dinosaur-themed book was turned into a blockbuster movie in 1993?Jurassic Park
What dinosaur was, for many years, mistakenly called a Brontosaurus?Apatosaurus
What does the name Dilophosaurus mean?Two-crested lizard
What does the word “dinosaur” mean?Terrible lizard
What fossil hunter theorized that bezoar stones were fossilized feces?Mary Anning
What is an ankylosaur?Acanthopholis
What is generally believed to have caused the dinosaurs to go extinct?An asteroid impact
What is Qianzhousaurus better known as, due to its long, pointed snout?Pinocchio-Rex
What is the herbivorous largest dinosaur discovered to date from Australia, of the Late Cretaceous period?Australotitan
What is the name of the dinosaur’s part in Funtana, Istria, Croatia?Dinopark Funtana
What is the name given to a sauropod caudal vertebra found in the Saltwick Formation (Middle Jurassic, Aalenian) of Whitby, England?Alan the Dinosaur
What is the name of a Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen excavated in 2013 in Montana, USA?Trix
What is the name of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota?Stan
What is the name of the 1991 TV film featuring dinosaurs and released in the United States, United Kingdom, and Italy?Adventures in Dinosaur City
What is the name of the fictional dinosaur in “Captain Underpants” by Dav Pilkey?Crackers, a “pterodactyl”
What is the nickname of the dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus?Ashley
What is the nickname of the most complete T-rex specimen ever discovered?Sue
What is the official state dinosaur of Colorado?Stegosaurus
What is the only dinosaur lineage to survive the mass extinction event?Birds
What is the species of the fictional dinosaur Bix, an ambassador, and companion to Arthur Denison in “Dinotopia” by James Gurney?Protoceratops
What kind of dinosaur is Fred Flintstone’s pet Dino?Snorkasaurus
What kind of dinosaur is the Toronto-based NBA basketball team named after?Toronto Raptors
What kind of dinosaur was Dippy, the iconic skeleton that hung in London’s Natural History Museum from 1905 to 2017?A Diplodocus
What kind of dinosaur was Littlefoot, the main character of the “Land Before Time” series?Apatosaurus
What kind of scientist specializes in studying fossils?A Palaeontologist
What is something that is not true about Theropods?They were carnivores
What paleoartist produced a classic painting of Triceratops facing off against Tyrannosaurus rex?Charles R. Knight
What type of dinosaur features on the logo of the Toronto-based NBA basketball team?Raptor (Velociraptor)
What was known as the biggest dinosaur?Dreadnoughtus
What was the dietary nature of the Atlascopcosaurus that lived in Australia during the Early Cretaceous?Herbivore
What was the first carnivorous dinosaur to be discovered in Antarctica?Cryolophosaurus
What was the first coelurosaur to be discovered and named in Africa?Nqwebasaurus Thwazi
What was the first dinosaur ever discovered?Megalosaurus
What was the first feathered dinosaur to be discovered?Archaeopteryx
What was the first mounted dinosaur skeleton?Hadrosaurus foulkii
What was the first non-carnivorous theropod fossil to be discovered?Therizinosaurs
What was the last known surviving dinosaur?Triceratops
What was the lifespan of a T. Rex?20-30 years
What was the name of the Tyrannosaurus in the TV series Land of the Lost (1974-76)?Grumpy
What was the tallest dinosaur?Sauroposeidon
What was the wingspan of the smallest known pterodactyl?10 inches
What weighed more, a fully grown Siponosaurus or Deinonychus?Spinosaurus
What were the direct ancestors of the dinosaurs?Archosaurs
What would a sauropod use gastroliths for?To grind food
When did dinosaurs become extinct?65 million years ago
When did the Triassic Period occur?252-201 million years ago
When did dinosaurs first appear?Triassic period
When the first Megalosaurus fossil was discovered, what was it mistaken for?A human giant
When was the Jurassic Period?201.3 million years ago – 145 million years ago
Where were the oldest dinosaur fossils in Canada found?Nova Scotia
Which came first, the Jurassic or Cretaceous Period?Jurassic Period
Which continents have dinosaur fossils been found on?All seven continents
Which dinosaur had fifteen horns?Kosmoceratops
Which dinosaur had the smallest brain for its body size?Stegosaurus
Which dinosaur had the strongest bite of any animal on Earth, ever?Tyrannosaurus Rex
Which dinosaur had three horns on its head?Triceratops
Which dinosaur has a horn on its head?Triceratops horridus
Which dinosaur has the biggest horn?Triceratops
Which dinosaur has the shortest name?Minmi
Which dinosaur is thought to have the largest bite of them all?T-Rex
Which dinosaur is considered a transitional form between bipedal prosauropods and giant quadrupedal sauropods?Aardonyx
Which dinosaur name means “hopping foot”?Saltopus
Which dinosaur was named after a commercial airline?Qantassaurus
Which dinosaur’s name literally means “speedy thief?”Velociraptor
Which dinosaurs had wing-like structures?Ornithomimus
Which dinosaurs were the smallest?Compsognathus, Microraptor, Parvicursor, and Caenagnathasia
Which dinosaur lived throughout what is now western North America?Tyrannosaurus
Which English paleontologist came up with the word dinosaur?Richard Owen
Which extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs?Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event
Which iconic dinosaur is known for having three horns on its head?Triceratops
Which marine reptile was mistakenly arranged with its head on its tail when it was first discovered, making paleontologists believe that it had the longest neck of any prehistoric animal?Elasmosaurus
During which period did the Europasaurus live?Jurassic
Which of the Earth’s three major geologic eras is sometimes known as “the Age of the Dinosaurs”?Mesozoic
Who outbid Leonardo DiCaprio in an auction for a dinosaur skull?Nicolas Cage
Why are Mosasaurs not considered dinosaurs?They lived in the sea
Why is Dimetrodon not considered a dinosaur?It lived millions of years before the first dinosaurs evolved.
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