Vocabulary Practice: Tortoises (1)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    Generally, tortoises have a very long ..... span. They can live to be 100 years old!
  • 2
    Tortoises are also called ..... turtles because they don't live in oceans like their cousins, the sea turtles.
  • 3
    Tortoises have hard ..... on their backs that protect them from predators.
  • 4
    When pregnant, female tortoises dig ..... in the ground. They will then lay eggs in these.
  • 5
    Most tortoises are herbivores. This means that their ..... generally consists of plants and not animals.
  • 6
    Tortoises are very ..... animals because they don't move very quickly at all.
  • 7
    Tortoises often hide within their shells when they are ..... and feel threatened.
  • 8
    Tortoises are generally gentle animals and don't normally ..... people. This means that they don't use their mouths and beaks to pierce human skin.
  • 9
    Tortoises need ..... because UVA and UVB rays are important in order for them to be healthy.
  • 10
    There is a popular children's fable called the Tortoise and the ...... The moral of this story is that a slow and steady pace always wins in the race called life.

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