Could you have survived as a dinosaur? Answer these questions to find out.
1. You are a hadrosaur living in North America during the late Cretaceous period. You have come to a turning and must either go left, where a herd of ceratopsians awaits you, or turn right, where a lone Albertasaurus is standing. Which way do you turn?
2. You are a Gallimimus living in the Gobi Desert 70 million years ago. You see a Tarbosaurus in the distance, slowly coming your way. What should you do?
A. Run away
3. You are a Leaellynasaura living in southern Australia during the Cretaceous period. Winter is coming and the weather is ggetting colder. Should you make a long journey to findawarmer area for the winter or stay in southern Australia?
A. Make a long journey
B. Stay where you are
4. You are the sauropod Diplodocus, one of the longest and largest dinosaurs. You have wandered way from yourherd in search of food when you see an Allosaurus approaching. What should you do?
A. Rejoin the safety of the herd
B. Stay put. Your size will protect you.
So. How did you do? Here are the correct answers.
1. A. Ceratopsians are plant-eaters, so they will not attack you, whereas Albertasaurus is a deadly predator.
2. A. Run away. You are the fastest dinosaur, so Tarbosaurus has little hope of catching you.
3. B. Stay where you are. As a small dinosaur, you do not have the energy to make a long journey to a warmer area.
4. A. Rejoin the safety of the herd. Even though you are such a large dinosaur, Allosaurus is still capable of attacking you while you are on your own, but is unlikely to approach a herd.