WONDER #953: What’s the Difference Between Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins?

Question 1 of 3

“Tortoise” is usually used to refer to turtles that spend most of their time where?

  1. land
  2. sea
  3. ocean
  4. water

Question 2 of 3

Turtles, tortoises, and terrapins are all part of what taxonomic order?

  1. Chelonia
  2. Turtlonia
  3. Tortoisonia
  4. Terrapinia

Question 3 of 3

The word “terrapin” means “a little turtle” in the language of what Native American tribe?

  1. Algonquin
  2. Cherokee
  3. Apache
  4. French

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