Welcome to Sunday Challenge, the weekly quiz. In this edition, take a trip back to the Jurassic Age with a quiz on the Earth’s ancient reptilian ancestors. The topic for the week is Dinosaurs!
You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Ready? Here are your questions:
Pictured below is Sue, the dinosaur. A resident of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, she is the largest and best-preserved specimen of her kind. What species of dinosaur was Sue?
Naturalist Sir Richard Owen coined the word ‘dinosaur’ in 1841. It derives from the Greek words ‘deinos’ and ‘sauros’. What does the word wean?
Deriving its name from the Latin for ‘three-horned face,’ this dinosaur was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to evolve before the mass extinction event around 66 million years ago. Its giant fossils show a distinct, giant three-horned skull, some as large as 10 feet across. It could grow up to 30 feet in length and weighed six to eight tonnes. It occupied the North American continent in fairly large numbers. Despite its scary, massive appearance, it was a herbivore. Identify this dinosaur.
One of the most popular dinosaurs in pop culture, this beast, named for its agility, was a highly aggressive predator that hunted in packs. Recent findings suggest that it looked nothing like how we have come to know it through movies and other media. It is much smaller than depicted, standing about 3 feet tall and covered in feathers. It had razor-sharp claws about 6 cm long with which it could latch on to prey. Identify this misrepresented dinosaur species.
Below is an artist’s rendition of a dinosaur whose fossils were discovered in Gujarat. Believed to have inhabited what is now the Narmada River Valley, it was identified as a carnivorous ambush predator by palaeontologist Jeffrey A. Wilson and his colleagues in 2003. What is the royal-sounding name given to this dinosaur, identified as the first species unique to India?
Take your guesses in the comments section below. This edition’s winners and answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Answers to Sunday Challenge 46:
1. Butter Chicken
4. Gulab Jamun
5. Tunday kebab or Galoti kebab
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