Sea Turtles and You
|Unit Test and Answer Key|
Turtle Unit Test
True or False
Write the letter “T” for true or “F” for false to correctly answer the questions:
___ 1. It is against the law to touch a sea turtle nest, eggs, or hatchlings, unless you are on a special permit.
___ 2. The sea turtle can only make their nests on beaches.
___ 3. Almost all of the baby turtles (hatchlings) live to become adults.
___ 4. Female sea turtles can nest at any time during the day or night.
___ 5. Baby turtles (hatchlings) always hatch at night.
___ 6. Sea turtles have been here since pre-historic times.
___ 7. Sea turtles cannot pull their heads and feet into their shells like turtles who live on land.
___ 8. Sea turtles have many teeth to chew their food.
___ 9. Sea turtles return to the same area to nest each time.
___10. Sea turtles are always found in groups with other sea turtles.
___11. Sea turtles can stay underwater for a long time.
___12. Sea turtles like to have their picture taken on the beach.
___13. Baby sea turtles grow quickly.
Write the correct letter to answer the question:
____ 1. The two common species of turtles found on South Walton
Florida beaches are:
a) Snapping and Land b) Green and Loggerhead
c) Kemp’s Ridley and Hawksbill d) Black and Gopher
____ 2. In our area, turtles lay their eggs from:
a) morning until night b) May through October
c) east to west d) November through May
____ 3. Baby turtles hatch from:
a) Feb. 14 - March 1 b) July - November
c) 8:00 am – 12Noon d) Monday - Friday
____ 4. About how many rubbery, ping-pong shaped eggs will the
female turtle may lay in one nest?
a) 5 b) 30 c) 125 d) 500
____ 5. Sea turtles are reptiles because they:
a) swim & dive c) have a hard shell & flippers
b) crawl & eat d) breath air and lay eggs
Answer the following questions in your own words:
1. What is a TED and how are they important?
2. Name three (3) ways to help the sea turtle survive.
On the back of this page, draw and/or explain the life cycle of the sea turtle.
Last Updated: 3/06