Teams of two students will be quizzed on commonly known dinosaurs, present day vertebrates' evolutionary links to dinosaurs, events that shaped dinosaurs’ lives, geologic eras, and major geologic events.
Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes
1. Student teams will be quizzed on general knowledge identification of dinosaur physical features, importance of such features, and dinosaur facts.
Students will also be quizzed on present-day animals with related features to dinosaurs, in general terms.
3. Teams will be quizzed on general characteristics of the Paleozoic era, the Mesozoic era including the triassic, jurassic, and cretaceous periods, and the Cenozoic era including changes to the dinosaur population in specific periods.
Teams will also be asked basic questions on major extinction events throughout prehistoric times including those before and after the appearance of the dinosaurs.
5. Correct spelling will only be asked of the most basic science terms.
This specific pages (not the entire site on which they are found) may be used as study resources for this event. Note not all questions will be based on these resources.
The winner will be the one who achieved the highest score. Ties will be
broken with predetermined tie-breaker questions.
Study resources updated in 2018.