Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (10-12-2023)

Question 1: The Painted Hills are a part of which national monument?

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park

Correct Answer: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Fact: Plant and animal evolution over 40 million years is preserved at the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon, documenting Earth's changing life and landscapes. The national monument was established in 1974, and has three distinct units: Clarno, Painted Hills, and Sheep Rock.

Question 2: Which character from ‘Friends’ was a paleontologist?

  • Chandler
  • Monica
  • Ross

Correct Answer: Ross

Fact: Paleontologists study the remains of ancient life forms to unravel history. By examining fossils found in rocks and sediments, they compile information about past ecosystems, evolution, and environmental changes. They might even tell you that dinosaurs likely didn't roar, and they certainly didn't say 'ruff,' Phoebe.

Question 3: What type of dinosaur is commonly referred to as the ‘king of the dinosaurs’?

  • Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Velociraptor
  • Brachiosaurus

Correct Answer: Tyrannosaurus rex

Fact: The T. rex was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs to roam Earth during the late Cretaceous period, about 68 to 66 million years ago. Teeth from the fearsome predator were first discovered in Colorado in 1874.

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