Test Your Thanksgiving And Turkey Knowledge! Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz

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Thanksgiving Quizzes & Trivia

Test your Thanksgiving and turkey knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 

      1500

    • B. 

      2000

    • C. 

      3500

    • D. 

      5000

  • 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

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