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Written By Demi Yurfina on Jumat, 25 Maret 2016 | 09.33


         Dinosaurs were a type of lizards. They lived from about 230 million to about 65 million years ago. In 1842, Sir Richard Owen created the word dinosaur. It came from Greek words deino.s, meaning “terrible” and sauros, meaning “lizard”. Dinosaurs lived on earth for about 140 million years.

         During the dinosaurian era, the days were short. The sun was not as hot as it is today. On earth there was only one big continent and one big ocean. The name of the continent was pangea (all lands) and the name of the ocean was panthallassa (all seas).

       There were many kinds of dinosaurs. Some of them were very big and some others were small. Some dinosaurs ate leaves and some others ate meat. Some dinosaurs could fly.

        What happened to dinosaurs? Dinosaurs became extinct because there was a large comet hitting the earth. The comet caused fire and it killed the trees. Dinosaurs could not eat because there were no trees on earth and finally they died and became extinct.


1. What were the days like during the dinosaurian era?
a. Long                       
b. Warm
c. Cold                         
d. Short

2. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?

 a. There were many kinds of dinosaurs
b. Some dinosaurs could fly in the sky
c. Many dinosaurs were small in form
       d. Dinosaurs ate leaves and meat

3. "Dinosaurs became extinct because there was a large comet hitting the earth"
The underlined word is similar in meaning to ...
a. surviving
b. alive
c. vanished
d. extant

4. "Some of them were very big and some others were small". 
   The underlined word refers to ...
a. Lizards
b. Dinosaurs
c. Leaves
d. Animals






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