WONDER #2366: What is a Griffin?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT true about griffins, according to this Wonder?

  1. Griffins have the body of a lion and the head of an eagle.
  2. Griffins can fly short distances.
  3. Griffins often guarded treasures.
  4. Griffins are based on fossils of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Question 2 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The griffin is a mythical cross between a lion and eagle that has been in many stories throughout the ages.
  2. Griffins are the best mythical creatures.
  3. Griffins are actually based on Protoceratops, whose fossils have been found in the Gobi Desert.
  4. Many stories are about mythical animals.

Question 3 of 3

What makes some people believe the griffin was influenced by the Protoceratops?

  1. Many stories use the two animals interchangeably.
  2. It looked a lot like the griffin.
  3. The Protoceratops was half lion and half eagle, just like the griffin.
  4. Griffin bones were found in the same place as the Protoceratops.

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