Part 1: Geology

Questions: Sections 5-6

Comprehension Questions

  1. About how long did the Mesozoic Era last?
  2. What has the Mesozoic Era been called?
  3. What were the most famous reptiles of all time?
  4. What was a mosasaur?
  5. Where does a marine animal live?
  6. What is a carnivore?
  7. What was the largest dinosaur that lived in North Dakota?
  8. What was the most common dinosaur that lived in North Dakota?
  9. What is an herbivore?
  10. Which dinosaur could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite?
  11. What would happen if the teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex would break?
  12. Which ancient reptile looked something like a crocodile?
  13. What do many scientists believe happened 65 million years ago?

  14. What happened to the dinosaurs 65 million years ago?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why would it have been safe for a small herbivore to live next to a large herbivore without getting eaten by it?
  2. Why didn’t anybody ever ride on a dinosaur?