Back To The Cretaceous
1.) Many scientists believe that T-Rex was more like:
a) A 5-ton lizard
b) A 10,000 pound turkey with a really bad attitude
c) A Cretaceous period pharmacy
ANSWER: b) a 10,000 pound turkey with a really bad attitude
The name may mean "terrible lizard," but many scientists believe
dinosaurs, including T-Rex, share traits with modern day birds.
These traits include hollow vertebrae, bird-like hipbones
and an upright posture.
2.) What prehistoric creature's bones were found in a cave
a) A saber toothed tiger
b) Elvis-saurus Presley
c) Dino (Dee-noe)
ANSWER: a) a saber toothed tiger's bones were found by
amateur archeologists in 1959.
3.) According to most scientists, what was T-Rex's top
a) 10 miles per hour
b) 80 miles per hour
c) 40 miles per hour
ANSWER: c) By measuring the length of the leg and estimating
the size of the leg muscles, scientists have determined that
T-Rex could reach a top running speed of 40 miles per hour.
4.) Where is Dinosaur Provincial Park?
a) Jackson Hole, Wyoming
b) La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
c) The Badlands of Alberta, Canada
ANSWER: c) the Badlands of Alberta, Canada -- The southwestern
part of the province of Alberta is acknowledged around the
world as having one of the richest collections of dinosaur
5.) Who was a famous bone hunter about a century ago?
a) Barnum Brown
b) Beetle Bailey
ANSWER: a) Barnum Brown did his digs between 1909 and 1916
in the same area where Imax's T-Rex was filmed.
6.) What are bone hunters called today?
ANSWER: c) paleontologists
7.) Where was the lush setting of Imax's T-Rex filmed?
a) The Great Smoky Mountains
b) Olympia Rain Forest in upper Washington State
c) Amazon Flooded Forest
ANSWER: b) The remote location used to shoot the Cretaceous
period was in the Olympia Rain Forest in upper Washington
State. The vegetation and environment are very similar to
what scientists believe it was like in the late Cretaceous
8.) In the IMAX 3D Theater, T-Rex seems to be six stories
tall and twice as loud. How tall do paleontologists think
T-Rex really was?
a) The height of a giraffe
b) The height of a basketball goal
c) The height of a two-story house
ANSWER: c) with an average height of 20 feet, T-Rex was
about as tall as a two-story house. The average T-Rex weighed
from 3 to 5 tons.
9.) Bones from which animals have been discovered in Tennessee?
b) Three-toed sloth
c) Wooly mammoth
ANSWER: All the above, including the saber toothed tiger.
10.) It is believed that T-Rex moms laid eggs in a nest.
Where could these nests be found?
a) On the ground
b) In the water
c) In hearty trees
ANSWER: a) Scientists believe that Tyrannosaurs were adapted
to wet forests, brushland and swamp borders. T-Rex eggs were
laid in nests constructed on the ground.
11.) On average, how many teeth did T-Rex have?
a) 35 teeth
b) 100 teeth
c) Hundreds of teeth
ANSWER: c) like all dinosaurs, T-Rex had an endless supply
of teeth that formed in each tooth socket. As a tooth was
damaged or lost, a new tooth would replace it.