As we prepare to sit down and devour our Thanksgiving turkey meal I wonder just how much people know about the turkey itself. With that in mind I present ten turkey questions and answers. See how well you do and then ask these questions around the dinner table tomorrow.

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When was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

  1. 1492
  2. 1567
  3. 1621
  4. 1777

Where was the turkey first domesticated?

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico and Central America
  3. New Zealand
  4. India

What is a female turkey called?

  1. A rooster
  2. A cuckoo
  3. A chick
  4. A hen

What is a male turkey called?

  1. A larry
  2. A clark
  3. A harry
  4. A tom

What statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?

  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. John Adams
  4. Andrew Jackson

What sound does a female turkey make?

  1. Gobble
  2. Cluck
  3. Chirp
  4. Peep

What sound does a male turkey make?

  1. Gobble
  2. Click
  3. Chirp
  4. Peep

Which state produces the most turkeys annually?

  1. Kansas
  2. Ohio
  3. Arkansas
  4. Minnesota

How fast can turkeys run?

  1. 5 mph
  2. 15mph
  3. 25 mph
  4. 45 mph


Can Turkeys fly?  If so how fast?

a. No

b. Yes, up to 25 mph

c.  Yes, up to 40 mph

d.   Yes, up to 55 mph

ANSWERS:  1-c,  2-b, 3-d, 4-d, 5-a, 6-b, 7-a, 8-d,  9-c, 10-d