Let's Talk Turkey Quiz

When it comes to holiday food, nothing's more all-American than a turkey dinner with all the fixings. But how much do you really know about this sizzling centerpiece? Here's your chance to strut your stuff!

Quiz

When it comes to holiday food, nothing's more all-American than a turkey dinner with all the fixings. But how much do you really know about this sizzling centerpiece? Here's your chance to strut your stuff!

1. What's the biggest turkey to tip the scales?

  • 52 pounds.
  • 86 pounds.
  • 175 pounds.

2. The wild turkey is one of the world's fastest birds.

  • True.
  • False.

3. Why is it an insult to call someone a turkey?

  • Because turkeys aren't very smart.
  • Because turkeys smell bad.
  • Because turkeys are mean.
  • All of the above.

4. What do you call the bright red thing that hangs under a turkey's chin?

  • A beard.
  • A wattle.
  • A snood.

5. Why do we call a turkey a "turkey"?

  • A frightened turkey makes a "turk, turk, turk, turk" noise.
  • Its name stems from the word "tuka" which means "peacock" in India.
  • Its name comes from the Native American word "firkee" which rhymes with turkey.
  • All of the above.

6. Which unflattering turkey-term has its roots in the 1970s?

  • Saturday-night turkey.
  • Jive turkey.
  • You're a real turkey!

7. Where did turkeys originate from?

  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • United States

8. What percentage of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving?

  • 100%
  • 67%
  • 88%

9. Every year, the president of the United States pardons a turkey and saves it from becoming a Thanksgiving feast. Where does the bird go to spend the rest of it's days?

  • Disneyland
  • The White House
  • The turkey farm.

10. What bird beat out the turkey to become the official bird of the United States?

  • Bald eagle
  • Chicken
  • Hawk

Your Results:

1. What's the biggest turkey to tip the scales?
86 pounds.

2. The wild turkey is one of the world's fastest birds.
True.

3. Why is it an insult to call someone a turkey?
All of the above.

4. What do you call the bright red thing that hangs under a turkey's chin?
A wattle.

5. Why do we call a turkey a "turkey"?
All of the above.

6. Which unflattering turkey-term has its roots in the 1970s?
Jive turkey.

7. Where did turkeys originate from?
Mexico

8. What percentage of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
88%

9. Every year, the president of the United States pardons a turkey and saves it from becoming a Thanksgiving feast. Where does the bird go to spend the rest of it's days?
Disneyland

10. What bird beat out the turkey to become the official bird of the United States?
Bald eagle

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