Monday, November 28, 2011


OOPS!  This was supposed to post on Thanksgiving!  Sorry!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Quiz courtesy of Aristotle, Inc.

1. When was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

a.  1492
b.  1567
c.  1621
d.  1777

2. Where was the turkey first domesticated?
a.  Canada
b.  Mexico and Central America
c.  New Zealand
d.  India

3. What is a female turkey called?
a.  a rooster
b.  a cuckoo
c.  a chick
d.  a hen

4. What is a male turkey called?
a.  a larry
b.  a clark
c.  a harry
d.  a tom

5. What great American statesman lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol?
a.  Benjamin Franklin
b.  Thomas Jefferson
c.  John Adams
d.  Andrew Jackson

6. What sound does a female turkey make?
a.  gobble
b.  cluck
c.  chirp
d.  peep

7. What sound does a male turkey make?
a.  gobble
b.  click
c.  chirp
d.  peep

8. About how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
a.  1,500
b.  2,000
c.  3,500
d.  5,000

9. Which state produces the most turkeys annually?
a.  Kansas
b.  Ohio
c.  Arkansas
d.  Minnesota

10. How fast can wild turkeys run?
a.  5 mph
b.  15 mph
c.  25 mph
d.  45 mph

11. How does Arkansas rank among the other states in turkey production?
a.  first
b.  third
c.  eighth
d.  fourteenth

12. What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists?
a.  the Wampanoag tribe
b.  the Sioux tribe
c.  the Choctaw tribe
d.  the Arapaho tribe

13. Can wild 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

14. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Thanksgiving?
a.  49%
b.  67%
c.  82%
d.  90%

15. Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Christmas?
a.  34%
b.  50%
c.  67%
d.  89%

16. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey's neck?
a.  snark
b.  wattle
c.  garble
d.  swag

17. Which U.S. president specified that Thanksgiving would fall on the last Thursday of November?
a.  Martin Van Buren
b.  Andrew Jackson
c.  William H. Taft
d.  Abraham Lincoln

18. Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the fourth Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping season?
a.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
b.  Dwight D. Eisenhower
c.  Harry S. Truman
d.  Gerald R. Ford

19. Which country consumes the most turkey per year per capita?
a.  The United States
b.  Israel
c.  Spain
d.  The United Kingdom

20. What is the best way to defrost a turkey?
a.  with a hair dryer
b.  in the refrigerator
c.  in cold water
d.  in the microwave oven

1.  1621
2.  Mexico and Central America
3.  a hen
4.  a tom
5.  Benjamin Franklin
6.  cluck
7.  gobble
8.  3,500
9.  Minnesota
10.  25 mph
11.  third
12.  the Wampanoag trive
13.  yes, up to 55 mph
14.  90%
15.  50%
16.  wattle
17.  Abraham Lincoln
18.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
19.  Isreal
20.  in the refrigerator

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