Nap Turtle ID Quiz

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Nap Turtle ID Quiz

Test your local turtle identification and knowledge! There are two types of questions in this quiz: 1. Identification questions - These are multiple choice questions that include a turtle picture and a hint about a distinctive characteristic or behavior. Note that somewhat ambiguous pictures were selected on purpose to replicate identification in the field. 2. Knowledge questions - These questions ask you to check which turtle(s) is relevant to what is being asked. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be scored and the correct answers shown. Good luck and feel free to assess your knowledge as many times as you'd like!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hint: Smooth, dark shell and head neck coloration is distinctive to this turtle
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 2. 
    Hint: Large turtle with prominent flaring (upturning of shell) at back of shell.
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 3. 
    Hint: Robust turtle with flat shell and long tail
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 4. 
    Which turtle(s) would you expect to find in stream habitats?
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

  • 5. 
    Hint: Light yellow stripe down the center of each shell scute (scale) and red stripe along head and neck
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 6. 
    Hint: Larger turtle that is actually basking while swimming along the surface. This is a somewhat unique behavior of this turtle.
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 7. 
    Hint: Smaller sized turtle with notable head coloration
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 8. 
    Hint: Wetland habitat turtle with distinctive yellow neck coloration and yellow flecked shell
    • A. 

      Musk Turtle

    • B. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • C. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • D. 

      Box Turtle

  • 9. 
    Hint: If you look closely, you will notice this turtle's white colored beak juxtaposed against its dark skin
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 10. 
    Hint: This larger turtle was captured at Gallup Park in 2015 and has lost the ability to produce color pigmentation, which generally happens in older turtles. However, the black on yellow blotching of the shell bridge (note the arrow) is typical of this species.
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 11. 
    Hint: Rare turtle in Ann Arbor that is pancake-shaped with a snorkel-like nose.
    • A. 

      Musk Turtle

    • B. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • C. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • D. 

      Box Turtle

  • 12. 
    Hint: Note the shape of the shell
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 13. 
    Hint: Large turtle walking along the bottom of a stream or pond
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

  • 14. 
    Hint: Small turtle with large beak and shell with three peaks. Extremely elusive turtle that is somewhat nocturnal. It is rarely found in Ann Arbor except when surveying with traps.
    • A. 

      Musk Turtle

    • B. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • C. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • D. 

      Box Turtle

  • 15. 
    Which turtle(s) would you expect to see in this wetland habitat? Remember that some turtles may prefer more than one habitat type.
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

  • 16. 
    Which turtle(s) would you expect to observe on a canoe trip along the Huron River and its fringe (edge) wetlands.
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

  • 17. 
    Which turtle(s) would you expect to see basking outside of the water?
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

  • 18. 
    Which turtle(s) are you most likely to observe basking while swimming?
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

  • 19. 
    What are the four most common turtles in Ann Arbor?
    • A. 

      Common Map Turtle

    • B. 

      Red-eared Slider

    • C. 

      Midland Painted Turtle

    • D. 

      Snapping Turtle

    • E. 

      Musk Turtle

    • F. 

      Soft-shelled Turtle

    • G. 

      Blanding's Turtle

    • H. 

      Box Turtle

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