A Short History of Nearly Everything Quiz

Bill Bryson
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

The KT meteor caused dinosaurs to become extinct but paved the way for what to become the new dominant species?

2.

As of July 2001, approximately how many asteroids had been identified?

3.

The skeleton "Lucy" found in Ethiopia in 1974 is thought to come from the hominid species:

4.

When entomologist Terry Erwin collected insect samples from 19 rain forest trees, how many different varieties of beetles did he find?

5.

When was the last dodo killed in Mauritius?

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