The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline


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Which of the following was not a period in the Mesozoic Era?

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1. What is the name of the earliest known common ancestor to dinosaurs?

2. What was the name of the supercontinent during the Mesozoic Era?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will show your knowledge of the Mesozoic Era. Areas of emphasis on the quiz include ancestors to the dinosaurs and the supercontinent of the era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Earliest common ancestor to the dinosaurs
  • Supercontinent of the era
  • Event that ended the Mesozoic Era
  • Mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Mesozoic Era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancestors of the dinosaurs
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the demise of the era in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled The Mesozoic Era: Facts, Events & Timeline. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Climate during the Mesozoic Era
  • Legacy of the Argentinosaurus
  • Three geologic periods of the Mesozoic
  • Earliest ancestors of the dinosaurs
  • Supercontinent that existed during the era