Dinosaur Peak Quiz

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An illustration of a cross section of the earth. Sedimentary layers are folded as they are pushed up into mountains from tectonic plate subduction.

Fossils form deep underground over many, many years. Sometimes these rock layers move closer to the surface when mountains are uplifted. Which process finally uncovers fossil footprints?

Show Answer Erosion


A closeup of a brown theropod dinosaur with sharp teeth.

Theropods are a group of dinosaurs including Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Scientists think modern birds evolved from theropods. What is a key identifying characteristic of most theropod dinosaurs?

Show Answer Three-toed footprints


A man and a woman are both posing while dressed in climbing safety gear. This includes helmets, knee pads, harnesses, and boots.

Paleontologists often work in challenging locations. As dinosaur detectives, they need to be prepared for anything. What is NOT something paleontologists need when going out into the field?

Show Answer Grand piano


A cracked, grey rock face with multiple dinosaur footprints crossing it.

Imprint fossils show us how part of an ancient organism used to look. A row of dinosaur fossil footprints can be very detailed, but what is something that they do NOT tell us?

Show Answer Exact species of the dinosaur


The head of a plant-eating ankylosaur dinosaur

Nodosaurs are a type of ankylosaur found in western Canada in the early Cretaceous. These quadrupedal (four-footed) dinosaurs grew to be up to 5 metres long. What is NOT a characteristic of nodosaurs?

Show Answer Long, sharp claws