Reel Corner - August 2015

Jurassic World and a Dinosaur Quiz

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by Donne Paine


PG 13  |  Director: Colin Trevorrow  |  Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

This is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series and the biggest blockbuster of the 2015 summer season. 

Jurassic World, a theme-park populated with cloned dinosaurs, begins 22 years after the incident at Jurassic Park on the same island. Owen Grady (Pratt) trains the park’s four Velociraptors, who consider him their alpha. The head of security believes raptors can be trained for military use, but this is disputed. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell are sent there to visit their aunt, Claire Dearing (Howard), the park’s operations manager. Claire’s assistant is their guide, while Claire recruits corporate sponsors with a new attraction—a genetically modified dinosaur called Indominus rex. The dinosaur has the DNA of several predatory dinosaurs and modern-day animals, designed to satisfy the public's demand for ever-higher-levels of dinosaur excitement. Chief geneticist Dr. Henry Wu keeps the exact genetic makeup classified. 

The drama begins when concerns about Indominus rex’s enclosure being inadequate go unheeded and he escapes. An evacuation is ordered. Zach and Gray, having sneaked away to explore on their own, ignore the evacuation order and wander into a restricted area in a gyrosphere.  Here’s the neat part….they find the ruins of the original Jurassic Park Visitor Center. After finding and repairing an old Jeep, they drive back to the park’s resort area. 

Do the boys reunite with their parents unharmed? Are there dinosaur battles? Are their screaming mob scenes? Are visitors eaten by dinosaurs? Do Owen and Claire find romance amongst the chaos? Jurassic World is a fine tribute to the Jurassic series. Even if you have already seen it, beat the heat and take your visitors for a second time. You may discover a few  details you missed the first time to increase your dinosaur knowledge and improve your score on the quiz below.

How well do you know Dinosaurs?

1.Dinosaurs belong to:

a) Reptiles
b) Mammals
c) Amphibians

2.How many horns did Triceratops have?

a) Fours
b) Three
c) One

3.There were more________________ Dinosaurs:

a) Herbivores (plant eating)
b) Carnivores (meat eating)
c) Omnivores (plant and meat eating)

4.What color was Tyrannosaurus rex?

a) Green
b) Grey
c) Brown with dark spots
d) No-one knows

5.What was the probable cause of Dinosaur extinction?

a) Disease
b) A huge asteroid
c) Killed by man

6.What is the name of the smallest Dinosaur yet discovered?

a) Maiasaura
b) Compsognathus
c) Minianttosaurus
d) Smalquetzalcoathus

7.Dinosaur fossils were found on every continent on Earth.


8.When did the Dinosaurs live?

a) Hundreds of years ago
b) Thousands of years ago
c) Millions of years ago
d) Billions of years ago

9.What type of animal evolved first?

a) Fish
b) Mammals
c) Dinosaurs
d) Birds

10.A person who studies fossils and prehistoric life (Dinosaurs) is known as a:

a) Paleontologist
b) Bronchologist
c) Dinocologist


Answers: 1=A  2=B  3=A 4=D (No-one knows. There are only fossils remains which give no information on skin color) 5=B (Most accepted theory is a very large Asteroid hit the earth which caused raging fires, tsunamis and volcanic activity. Leaving dust and debris that clouded the sun and dropped the earth temperature for a long period of time.) 6=B (Compsognathus—a chicken sized carnivore Dinosaur) 7=True  8=C (Millions of years ago. Estimated Dinosaurs living 230 million years ago going extinct 65 million years ago)  9=A  10=A

Donne Paine, film enthusiast, once lived around the corner from the Orson Wells Theater in Cambridge, Mass., where her strong interest in films, especially independent ones, began. She was a 12-year member of the Hilton Head Second Sunday Film Society, and frequent visitor to the Sundance Film Festival. To support her habit of frequent movie going, Donne is an executive recruiter and staff development consultant. Are you interested in joining a film club? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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